South Florida Planners Having Visions of a Monorail
"Broward and Miami-Dade transit planners are revving up a proposal for a monorail system that would whisk commuters between the two counties," reports David Lyons.
"It would be paid for in part by dipping into Broward’s transit-oriented penny sales tax collections that were green-lighted by voters last November," according to Lyons.
"The idea would be to run a long-sought-after link along Northwest 27th Avenue in Miami-Dade to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, with the initial Broward leg to run from the stadium along University Drive to the cluster of college campuses south of I-595 occupied by Nova Southeastern University, Florida Atlantic University, Broward College and the University of Florida."
Unclear is how the monorail could affect existing plans to expand the Tri-Rail and Brightline rail lines.