SMART Plan

General Project Summary

The Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit Plan (SMART) was developed by Miami-Dade County and the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and adopted by the MPO Governing Board on April 21, 2016. The SMART Plan is a comprehensive plan which advances six rapid transit corridors to the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study phase to determine the costs and potential sources of funding for the project.

The Transportation Trust has committed to work collaboratively with the County, the municipalities, the transportation partners, the community and the private sector to develop a funding strategy to use People’s Transportation Plans funds to implement the projects in the SMART Plan.

All six corridors are now in or about to begin the Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Phase. Funding for the PD&E Phase is confirmed, with the Trust providing major financial support for three corridors. FDOT is funding the other three corridors.

Get more information about the SMART Plan here.

Smart Plan Presentation

Following a meeting with the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works on January 27, recent updates were made to the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit "SMART" Plan. Click here to view the updated plan and be sure to view the new alternatives being considered for the north and south corridors.

South Dade Rapid Transit Extension

The Miami-Dade County Department of Public Works (DTPW) has initiated this study in order to determine and document the feasibility of improving the existing South Dade Transitway (formerly known as busway). This Transitway currently operates as the only dedicated busway in Miami-Dade County. The study will look at upgrading transit services along this highly travelled corridor, improving safety and mobility, while being sensitive to the needs and concerns of the surrounding communities and preserving the character of the various cities and unincorporated County areas. This corridor is also critical in terms of hurricane evacuation and as a post-disaster recovery route. The study is part of an integrated effort involving engineering analysis and environmental evaluation, and this is one of the six rapid transit corridors identified in the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) plan adopted by the Miami-Dade County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) in April, 2016.

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Village Actions

  • 2017-45: A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND VILLAGE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF PALMETTO BAY, FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE "SMART" PLAN OF THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (MPO) AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY; URGING THE MPO AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY TO RECOGNIZE THAT SOUTH DADE HAS THE MOST URGENT NEED FOR PUBLIC MASS TRANSIT IN THE FORM OF A LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM; EMPHASIZING THAT SOUTH DADE ALREADY HAS AN EXISTING PUBLICLY-OWNER CORRIDOR (THE OLD FLORIDA EAST COAST RAIL ROUTE ALONG HIGHWAY US1); ALSO INDICATING THAT THE OTHER FIVE CORRIDORS OF THE "SMART" PLAN ARE VITAL FOR LATER DEVELOPMENT TO PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE MASS TRANSIT CAPABILITY FOR THE COUNTY AND ALL COUNTY RESIDENTS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
  • 2016-80: A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND VILLAGE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF PALMETTO BAY, FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE "SMART" PLAN OF THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (MPO); URGING THE MPO; REQUESTING PERIODIC UPDATES FROM THE MPO ON THE "SMART" PLAN; EMPHASIZING THAT SOUTH DADE HAS THE MOST URGENT NEED FOR PUBLIC MASS TRANSIT, BUT ALSO INDICATING THAT ALL SIX CORRIDORS OF THE "SMART" PLAN ARE VITAL TO PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE MASS TRANSIT CAPABILITY FOR THE COUNTY AND ALL COUNTY RESIDENTS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE
  • 2016-57: A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND VILLAGE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF PALMETTO BAY, FLORIDA, RELATING TO CITIZENS INDEPENDENT TRANSPORTATION TRUST (CITT) FUND; DIRECTING THE VILLAGE MANAGER TO ALLOCATE $50,400 OF THE VILLAGES SHARE OF CITT FUNDING TOWARDS RELATED STUDIES REGARDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGIC MIAMI AREA RAPID TRANSIT (SMART) PLAN IMPLEMENTATION DOCUMENT THAT INCLUDES PLANNING AND FUNDING SOLUTIONS FOR ALL RAPID TRANSIT CORRIDORS IDENTIFIED IN THE APPROVED SMART PLAN; PROVIDED AND REQUIRING THAT EQUAL FUNDING PARTICIPATION FROM ALL MUNICIPALITIES IN SOUTH DADE IS INCLUDED; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.