11 Aug Beach Corridor Rapid Transit Project Public Meeting
Posted on August 11, 2022
Miami Dade County hybrid public meeting: Presentation of the Beach Corridor Rapid Transit Project’s DEA.
The Draft Environmental Assessment (“DEA”) for the Beach Corridor Rapid Transit Project Bay Crossing (Trunkline) was presented at the County’s August 9th hybrid meeting, with 60 people in attendance and more than 100 joining on Zoom. The DEA document was prepared to satisfy the National Environmental Policy Act and is available for review and comment through August 19, 2022.
- Review the DEA at https://www.miamidade.gov/transit/library/beach-corridor-draft-dea.pdf
Comments regarding the DEA can be submitted at DTPW-BCT-EA@miamidade.gov
Prior to the meeting, the PHS Islands Association Board convened to discuss the latest developments in the Beach Corridor project. Several aspects of the current project were considered including the target ridership question, the “piecemeal” nature of the project, necessitating multiple transfers for commuters to reach Miami Beach, as well as its $1 billion project cost. The height and numerous columns of the rail would also spoil the open, iconic view of Downtown Miami from the MacArthur Causeway.
While our Board agreed that a viable rapid transit solution to take cars off the MacArthur Causeway is absolutely necessary, the Board took the unanimous position that the SMART Beach Corridor project is not the proper solution.
For additional information regarding this project, please email SMARTBeach@miamidade.gov.
The County also provided the following contact information for Miami Beach resident input:
- Jie Bian, Chief, Infrastructure Planning
- Miami-Dade County DTPW
- 701 NW 1st Court, 15th Floor, Miami, FL 33136
- Odalys Delgado, Beach Corridor PD&E Study,
- Consultant Project Manager
- Odalys.Delgado @Parsons.com