Rail

Miami 'SMART' plan could add 6 new rail lines

Posted on April 25, 2016

MIAMI — Miami-Dade’s Metropolitan Planning Organization, a central planning board made up of both elected officials from county and various city governments, agreed to pursue the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit plan (SMART) — an ambitious idea that calls for the construction of six new rail lines throughout the county, the Miami Herald reports.

Although no timetable or funding source have been identified, the new transit lines would offer commuters new options to get to downtown Miami. All six of the SMART lines were originally included in Miami-Dade Transit’s rail expansion plan that voters passed in 2002, however, the money generated from that sales tax paid for a 2.4 mile rail extension to Miami International Airport and a backlog of maintenance work on the system’s existing equipment. For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Feds extend deadline for Honolulu rail recovery plan

In a letter, the FTA denied the City of Honolulu’s request to extend the deadline for the so-called recovery plan until the end of June.

FTA releases WMATA traction power report, issues safety directive

The special directive is based on 22 findings from an FTA investigation report into the condition and safety performance of the Metrorail TPE system, which was also released on Friday.

NJ TRANSIT hearing focuses on PTC

Some lawmakers expressed concern as to whether NJ Transit would be able to implement positive train control by the federally mandated deadline of Dec. 31, 2018.

Alstom to supply 14 metro cars to RATP, STIF

Due to circulate on line 4, the MP14 trains will help to increase the capacity and quality of transport on the line, with a targeted global service equivalent to that of line 1.

Development of iconic perfume threatened by high-speed rail plan

Chanel says it will leave Grasse, dubbed the perfume capital of the world, unless plans are dropped to drive a TGV line through the fields of flowers required to make the world’s most famous scent

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close