Miami, Fla. – Miami public transportation gets a new upgrade in the form of a new, dedicated bus lane that will mean no more traffic for Miami bus goers in the future.
The 836 express lane is well known to any Miami-Date commuters as one of the more congested and often downright messy corridors of traffic in the city. Though called the Dolphin Expressway because it takes riders from the mall area to downtown, these dolphins are usually fin to fin in traffic. But no more!
The lane will start west of Florida International University and connect to the Metrorail station at Miami International Airport.
This will be the first attempt to create a dedicated lane on the expressway and would connect major hubs downtown to the beach.
The $265 million needed to begin construction was approved on October 22, 2020.
Some dedicated bus-only lanes are already in use, running North to South in U.S. 1, this east to west system will connect the systems to create a flow of public transportation that will likely ease up congestion and bring more riders onto busses.
“The goal is that this bus is never stuck in traffic,” county transportation director Alice Bravo told members of the transportation board. (Miami Herald)
The station will have all the amenities you can expect at a train station and will likely become an iconic part of the Miami landscape. These renderings of the design give the impression that these stations will be a unique site and feature of the Miami-Dade landscape.
Miami originally halted plans to continue the bus lanes in June 2019 but scrapped plans because of what was called “chaos” from a state bill that would have dissolved the toll agency and created a new one in its place. (Miami Herald)
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Most car accident lawyers in Miami like Steinger, Greene & Feiner welcome the upgrade to the downtown Miami streets and to the community as a whole.