This 5.6 km (3.5 mile) innovated elevated monorail will enhance Miami-Dade County’s standing as a smart city. It will provide a resilient, safe and constant connection between downtown Miami and the city of Miami Beach and will serve as a vital link between the two cities in preparedness of both rising sea levels and the threat of storm surge during hurricanes.
The monorail will also alleviate traffic congestion , and offer a rapid transit link between the two cities, one of which is situated on an island with limited direct access. Subsequently, the project will not only provide a reduction in vehicle miles travelled but also provide a fast, equitable and clean commute option to the City of Miami Beach for most of the County.
This Project illustrates Meridiam’s commitment to build sustainable social infrastructure, and to directly contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (“SDG”) and in particular:
Meridiam also successfully manages the PortMiami Tunnel, which employed 7,000 workers during construction, 83% of which were from Miami. Now the monorail stands to be another important project to help with the County’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, bringing an estimated 3,000 local jobs.