Miami-Dade preparing RFP for $1.9B Metrorail construction
Florida – Miami-Dade leaders are revising a request for proposals (RFP) for construction of 9.5 miles of Metrorail through Miami Gardens. Known as the North Corridor, the route is part of the county’s Smart Plan.
Rendering of Miami-Dade North Corridor
The project may now depend on funding from the state and the federal government. The RFP has been revised due to feedback from transportation officials and could be changed again to attract more funding options.
Officials are now discussing the project with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to see whether it qualifies for New Starts grants from the federal government.
The New Starts program offers funding to fixed-guideway transit systems costing at least $300 million to build, and which are seeking more than $100 million in aid. The North Corridor project is estimated to cost $1.9 billion.