South Dade TransitWay Corridor
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SMART Plan South Corridor breaks ground
On June 4, 2021, Miami-Dade County officially broke ground on the all-new South Dade Rapid Transit Project. The groundbreaking is a major step forward for the South Dade TransitWay, one of the six Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan corridors, evaluated to identify a rapid transit service to meet the mobility needs of Miami-Dade County.On February 2, the County issued Notice to Proceed to the contractor to begin the Design-Build Services for the South Dade Transitway Rapid Transit Project.
FTA allocates $100 million for the South Dade TransitWay
On Friday, May 29, 2020, the Department of Transportation and Public Works received final confirmation from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the County’s funding request of $100 million for the South Corridor Rapid Transit project.
On Thursday, August 30, 2018, the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Governing Board voted on the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for the South Dade TransitWay corridor and selected Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) as the most feasible mode of transportation for this corridor.
Once completed, BRT will provide rail-like travel time, iconic stations, level boarding through all doors, and pre-paid fares for speedy access. BRT will also provide enhanced safety features and other upgrades along dedicated lanes with multi-layered service lines on the TransitWay.
In order to improve mobility throughout the County, DTPW is also deploying new technologies such as adaptive smart signals and Transit Signal Priority (TSP) controllers. Check out how TSP and Smart Signals are reducing commute time for Metrobus passengers on the TransitWay.
- To learn more visit the Smart Plan website.
DTPW hosted three Alternatives Public Workshops regarding the South Corridor Rapid Transit Project in May 2018.
- BRT Cross Section
- Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) Cross Section
- 300 Scale Boards Aerial View of Entire Corridor
- Station Concept No.1 Hexagon Aerial
- Station Concept No.1 Hexagon Interior
- Station Concept No.1 Wave Aerial
- Station Concept No.1 Wave Interior
- BRT Operation Plan
- HRT Operation Plan
- Preliminary Alternatives Evaluation Matrix
The SMART Plan should bring positive impacts to our economy by generating more housing, retail and office developments near transit stations, and more job opportunities in the transportation industry, during and after implementation of the SMART Plan.
Three Public Corridor Workshops were held on Oct 23rd, Oct. 25th and Dec. 12. The following key information was provided at the workshops:
- Station 2 – Project Recap
- Station 3 – Basic Facts
- Station 4 – South Corridor Land Use
- Station 5 – Transit Mode Comparison
- Station 6 – Station Area Comparison
- Station 7 – South Corridor Financing Options
- Comment Card
Print and submit our comment card to SMARTSouth@miamidade.gov
A smart plan to improve mobility includes new technologies such as adaptive Smart Signals and Transit Signal Priority (TSP) controllers.
Check out how TSP and Smart Signals are reducing commute time for Metrobus passengers on the TransitWay.
2017 Public Meeting
One Public Kick-Off meeting was held for the South Corridor study on May 31, 2017. The following key information was provided at the meeting: