Here Are All the Major Miami-Dade Mass-Transit Proposals Under Discussion

March 8, 2016

When it comes to the future of public transit in Miami-Dade, one thing we’re not suffering for is ideas. Oh, people have lots of ideas. Of course, ideas require studies, and those require agreements among various local governments and agencies. Then there’s the process of figuring out which ideas are best to pursue. Finally, in perhaps the most important step, we have to figure out how to pay for those ideas. Website Insert Perfect Answer copy

So in the end, very few of these bright ideas become reality — especially when it comes to building a completely new transit system or extending existing ones.

As Miamians spiral into ever deeper levels of depression over the daily traffic nightmare, here are the major mass-transit projects that are in the idea phase. Some may actually happen one day.

Tri-Rail’s Coastal Link
Tri-Rail is great at linking South Florida’s three counties — if you need to travel between the western suburbs of those counties. A second line, dubbed Coastal Link, that would connect the downtowns of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach by running a track on the existing Florida East Coast Railway lines was announced in 2011. The original goal was to open by 2015. That, of course, has come and gone, but the plan is still very much alive.

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