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The SMART Plan

Transit Oriented Development Video


What is the SMART Plan? 

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One of the local plans the TPO Governing Board supports is the People’s Transportation Plan (PTP). In 2002, Miami-Dade County voters approved a one-half percent local surtax with the purpose of improving, among other things, rapid transit corridors within the county through the PTP. While the PTP is a locally funded initiative administered by the Citizens Independent Transportation Trust (CITT), the Miami-Dade TPO remains committed to assisting in the development of these rapid transit corridors today.

In fact, on February 16, 2016, the TPO Governing Board unanimously approved a policy to set as “highest priority” the advancement of rapid transit corridors and transit supportive projects for the county. Then, on April 21, 2016, the Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board officially adopted and endorsed the proposed Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan.

The SMART Plan intends to advance six of the PTP’s rapid transit corridors, along with a network system of Bus Express Rapid Transit (BERT) service, in order to implement mass transit projects in Miami-Dade County. To ensure the SMART Plan moves forward, the TPO Governing Board directed the Miami-Dade TPO Executive Director to work with the TPO FPC to determine the costs and potential sources of funding for Project Development and Environment (PD&E) studies for the projects, and to also take all necessary steps to implement the SMART Plan.

Two Major Activities Moving the SMART Plan Forward

To ensure the community is included in the planning and visioning process to select the best technology and highest, best land uses along each corridor there are two separate major activities occurring for each corridor as follows:






Beach Corridor

Midtown Miami

Miami Beach
Convention Center

East-West Corridor

Miami Intermodal Center

Florida International University

Kendall Corridor

Dadeland area
Metrorail Stations

Krome Avenue

North Corridor

Martin L. King, Jr.
Metrorail Station

NW 215th Street

Northeast Corridor

Downtown Miami

City of Aventura

South Dade Transitway

Dadeland South
Metrorail Station

SW 344th Street
Transit Terminal
(Florida City)




Beach Express

  • North – Miami Beach Convention Center to Golden Glades via I-95
  • Central – Miami Beach Convention Center to Civic Center via Julia Tuttle Causeway
  • South – Miami Beach Convention Center to Downtown Miami via MacArthur Causeway

Flagler Corridor (PD&E)

Downtown Miami to West Dade via Flagler Street

Florida’s Turnpike Express

  • North – Dolphin Station to North Miami-Dade via the HEFT
  • South – Dolphin Station to SW 344th Street via the HEFT

Northwest Miami-Dade Express

Palmetto Metrorail Station to Miami Gardens Drive Park-n-Ride via Palmetto Expressway and I-75

South Miami-Dade Express

Dadeland North Metrorail Station to southern Miami-Dade County via SR-878, SR-874, and Florida’s Turnpike

Southwest Miami-Dade Express

Dadeland North Metrorail Station to Miami Executive Airport via SR-878 and SR-874


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