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Miami - March 2006

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Miami — Streetcar Meetings

Rail Transit Online, March 2006

Miami city officials met with Federal Transit Administration and DoT staffers the week of Feb. 20 as part of an effort to win federal funding from the Small Starts program for a proposed $130-million modern streetcar system.  The project would have two routes:

  • A 6.75-mi. (10.86 km) north-south line from Southeast/Southwest 1st to Northeast 41st streets and the Civic Center complex (NW 10th Avenue)
  • A 2.8-mi. (4.5 km) east-west loop along Northwest 20th Street from Northeast 2nd to Northwest 10th avenues, then south to Northwest 17th Street and east back to Northeast 2nd Avenue.

“Discussion will range not only in costs and funding, but also the schedule of the streetcar project, its implementation and impact on the community,” Mary Conway, city director of capital improvements and transportation, told Miami Today.  An Alternate Analysis and Environmental Assessment is underway and should be completed this summer.  The city is seeking about $50 million from Washington under SAFETEA-LU plus additional cash from Small Starts, which is limited to projects with a price tag of less than $250 million.   

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