Miami-Dade MPO gives Beach Corridor project Priority 1 status – Miami Today

Miami-Dade MPO gives Beach Corridor project Priority 1 status – Miami Today

The Beach Corridor project, which aims to connect Miami to Miami Beach with public transit, is quickly moving forward, despite the latter city’s controversial decision to explore a locally funded initiative on its side of Biscayne Bay.

The Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) voted unanimously July 21 to make the Beach Corridor a Priority 1 project, which means it joins the other five corridors of the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit plan as a front-burner item.

“Let me say that we have truly reached a major step in moving our transportation plan forward,” said Jean Monestime, chair of both the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners and the MPO, when the item was passed.

“All six corridors are part of our development program now and are included into our mass transit plan,” he said.

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