836 Express Bus Service.
This new route provides service from the new Dolphin Station Park and Ride to downtown Miami. This service will use the inside shoulder of St. Rd. 836 when regular lanes are congested.
Improvements to the inside shoulder of SR 836 included:
- Widening the shoulder lane
- Shoulder lane painted with a red striped and stamped with “Bus Only”
- Signs to inform the public about the restricted bus use of the shoulder
Future segments of Phase 1 include 836 Express Bus service originating from Tamiami Station Park and Ride and the Panther Station Park and Ride at FIU.The Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) is studying the implementation of the East-West Rapid Transit Project. The study aims to identify locations for transit stations, Park-and-Ride/transit terminal facilities, and the implementation of a cost-effective, high-ridership, new premium transit service with supporting pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
The Tier I evaluation explored Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Heavy Rail Transit (HRT), and Commuter Rail Transit (CRT) alternatives which were presented for public feedback at the Public Corridor Workshops on exclusive lanes. Based on the Tier I evaluation, BRT and HRT alternatives were recommended for further analysis.
Currently, the Tier II evaluation of the two shortlisted rapid transit alternatives is in progress. The first hub of the East-West Corridor broke ground in January 2017 with the Dolphin Station Park-and-Ride Transit Terminal Facility, which is located off NW 12 Street just west of Florida’s Turnpike and expected to open in summer of 2019. The Panther Station, which will be located at Florida International University’s Modesto Maidique Campus; and the Tamiami Station, which will be located at the corner of SW 8 Street and 147 Avenue will also service the East-West Corridor.
- To learn more visit the Smart Plan website.
Meetings & Workshops
On July 30, DTPW provided a presentation to industry experts regarding potential project delivery and finance structures for the Miami-Dade County SMART Plan. The presentation took place at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus.
In June 2017, DTPW hosted two kick-off meetings to introduce the public to the East-West Corridor Rapid Transit Project.
Two alternatives workshops regarding the proposed rapid transit improvements for the East-West Corridor were held on Jan. 29 & 31. The workshops offered an opportunity for the public to provide input on the development of the project.
- If you missed it, the Jan. 31 workshop was streamed live on Facebook.
- East-West Corridor Fact Sheet - English
- East-West Corridor Fact Sheet - Spanish
- East-West BRT Operating Plans
- East-West HRT Operating Plans
- BRT RollPlot
- HRT RollPlot
Two Public Corridor Workshops were held on April 10 & 12. The following key information was provided at the workshops:
- East-West Corridor Factsheet, Spring 2018
- Corridor Workshop Presentation
- Alternatives Handout
- Bus Rapid Transit Alts_1of3
- Commuter Rail Alt_1of3
- Heavy Rail (Metrorail) Alts_1of4