The eastern side of Miami-Dade County has long been starved for commuter rail, but a private-public partnership could finally bring service to five neighborhoods between Aventura and downtown, including North Miami, the Upper East Side and Wynwood. Reported Bisnow.
The administration of outgoing County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has been negotiating with private train Brightline, though there are concerns about cost, fares and coordination with the publicly run Tri-Rail service. The county commission will vote on a memorandum of understanding with Brightline this month.
In the meantime, the business community has formed a new coalition, announced Tuesday, that will push for the commuter rail. Brightline plans to expand to Orlando and Tampa.