About the Project
Earlier today, Mayor Karyn Cunningham along with the Mayors of Pinecrest, Cutler Bay, Florida City and Homestead joined County Mayor Levine Cava during the groundbreaking ceremony for the upcoming South Corridor Rapid Project at the SW 296 Street Park and Ride.
The project has been long-awaited by Village residents and the residents of cities to the south of Palmetto Bay. Residents are optimistic that it will reduce traffic along the US 1 corridor. The project will provide 20 miles of exclusive transit right-of-way, parallel to US-1, with signal preemption, offering an easy 60-minute ride from Homestead to Downtown Miami. The project will also include 14 newly constructed iconic rapid transit stations, improvements to the two end-of-line terminals at Dadeland South and SW 344 Street, and the rehabilitation of the 16 existing stations along the corridor.
New state-of-the-art Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stations with rail-like amenities and efficiencies for a fast, comfortable, and cost-effective ride are also part of the plan. Additionally, the 14 BRT stations will include level boarding, off-board fare collection, real-time messaging for bus arrivals, closed circuit TV, free Wi-Fi and other amenities such as air-conditioned vestibules, emergency call boxes, bike racks, benches, and device charging stations.
We are excited to see this project come to fruition.