Bay Link Project Connecting Miami Beach to Mainland Takes Major Step Forward
Post on April 17, 2015 by The Victoria Law Group 0 Comments
The long-delayed rail connection between Miami and Miami Beach won a key approval Thursday when a board of local officials agreed to pursue the massive project in two parallel plans.
It represents a significant step toward making the oft-discussed but still-unrealized transit project a reality.
Miami Beach is powering forward with its own section of the transit project after it got an unsolicited proposal from French rail company Alstom last fall. The city is preparing its own environmental analysis while using the Alstom bid to solicit proposals from other firms.
Miami-Dade County and the city of Miami are moving forward with their piece of Bay Link by doing an environmental analysis aligned with federal requirements, which would take longer and make that portion eligible for federal funds.
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