Connecting Miami and Miami Beach

Three-quarters of a century after the last electric trolley traveled between the island and the mainland, the Beach is pushing forward with plans to create its own piece of Bay Link, a light-rail line that would efficiently transport passengers along the MacArthur Causeway across Biscayne Bay.

City officials hope expedited plan will jump-start larger Bay Link project to connect island to mainland

  • Miami Beach wants to expedite local streetcar, jump-start Bay Link to mainland 
  • Miami Beach will solicit firms to design a streetcar system for South Beach 
  • Bids will be based on unsolicited proposal submitted by French firm four months ago

Read more here.

Is Baylink more important than a signature bridge?

Miami commissioner Francis Suarez says yes. He recently suggested that funding for the $600 million bridge be diverted to build a train between Miami and Miami Beach, according to Miami Today.

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