Getting In and Around Downtown
In addition to Downtown Miami’s existing transportation options, the Miami DDA along with private companies, other governmental agencies, and organizations are pushing forward new and exciting transportation projects that will connect Downtown to neighbors near and far.
If you would like to find out how to get around Downtown Miami, click here.
If you would like to find details on all Downtown related transporation and mobility projects, including existing infrastructure, things coming soon, and plans that are in the works, scroll down below the map or click here for an interactive look at these projects with our Transportation & Infrastructure story map.
Metrorail is a 23-station, 25-mile elevated rapid transit system serving Miami-Dade County, with direct service to Downtown Miami, Miami International Airport, Kendall/Dadeland, South Miami, Coral Gables, the Health District, and various communities in northwest Miami-Dade; and connecting service to Broward and Palm Beach counties via the Tri-Rail/Metrorail transfer station. Miami-Dade Transit has a helpful app, the MDT Tracker, that will help you plan your trip and give you real-time information on transit services in the Greater Miami area. Learn more here.
The Metromover is a FREE, 21-station, 4.4-mile automated people mover system in Downtown Miami, with connections to the Metrorail at the Government Center and Brickell stations, and to Metrobus at various locations throughout downtown. The system connects all of Downtown’s neighborhoods and destinations, including the Adrienne Arsht Center, Museum Park, AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami Dade College, Bayside Marketplace, Bayfront Park, Brickell City Centre and Mary Brickell Village. Learn more here.
As the only privately owned, operated and maintained passenger rail system in the United States, Brightline is here to connect you with the people, places and new experiences that South Florida has to offer. We provide express service connecting you to Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach—with Miami coming soon and planned future service to Orlando. We’ve blended premium train travel and hospitality to make your ride an experience like no other. We look forward to seeing you on board. Learn more here.
The Miami Trolley is a comprehensive, City-wide rubber-tire trolley system, with three loops serving Downtown Miami covering Brickell, the Central Business District, the Arts & Entertainment District, and PortMiami. The trolleys are FREE and run from 6:30am through evening hours, which vary depending on routes. You can even track arrival and departure times through a convenient app. Learn more here.
|Citi Bike Bike Sharing Program
The Citi Bike program is Miami’s bike sharing and rental system, consisting of a fleet of bikes that are locked into a vast network of docking stations located throughout Downtown Miami and Miami Beach. With a thousand bikes at a hundred stations and more on the way, bikes are available to use 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Learn more here.
MiamiCentral Station is a mixed-use, multimodal train station in Downtown Miami currently under development by Florida East Coast Industries (FECI). The Station will connect All Aboard Florida’s Brightline train and the Downtown Tri-Rail connection to the existing Metrorail and Metromover transit systems, and will also be a 24-hour retail, business, and residential complex. Learn more here.
|Pedstrian Priority Zone
Downtown Miami is a designated Pedestrian Priority Zone (PPZ). With this designation the Miami DDA continues to focus on prioritizing the needs of pedestrians in an effort to provide for enhanced safety and comfort to those walking throughout Miami’s Brickell, Arts & Entertainment, and Central Business Districts. Learn more here.
|Tri-Rail Downtown Miami Link
Tri-Rail Downtown Miami Link is an extension of the current Tri-Rail commuter train into Downtown Miami. The service will provide a direct, “one-seat ride” connection between Downtown and dozens of South Florida communities along the I-95 corridor currently served by Tri-Rail. Our local private, public, and non-profit leaders came together to provide the necessary funding to bring Tri-Rail directly into Downtown Miami’s Central Station. Learn more here.
The Miami DDA partnered with Miami Dade County and City of Miami to advance a Complete Streets concept and implementation plan for SE/SW 1st street between Biscayne Boulevard and SW 2nd Avenue in response to the 2015 U.S. Department of Transportation’s Mayor’s Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets. A design workshop was held the first week of April 2016 where all key stakeholders were engaged and given the opportunity to provide input through this process. The plans aimed to address pedestrian safety and connectivity through context sensitive design with an emphasis in moving people rather than only cars, in order to create a more walkable, livable downtown.
SE/SW 1st Street is a three lane one-way corridor within Downtown’s CBD heading eastbound. The task was to repurpose this corridor into a multimodal street that provides mobility choices to all street users. As the first of its kind in Downtown Miami, this pilot project features a bus-only lane and a dedicated high visibility bicycle lane, marking a shift from the conventional approach of designing our transportation network only for automobiles.
For the implementation of the project, the team coordinated approvals and funding of the proposed redesign with the City of Miami and Miami Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works. Work on the street started on June 2017 and project will be completed by mid-August 2017. Following the implementation of this pilot project, the Miami DDA will work with its partners at the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County to identify other candidate streets that would benefit from a ‘Complete Streets’ redesign. For project details check www.miamistreetsforpeople.com.
|I-395 Signature Bridge
The I-395 project is a complete reconstruction of the 1.5 mile I-395 highway corridor from I-95 to the MacArthur Causeway/Biscayne Bay. The project will include an elevated roadway to allow greater light, clearance and connectivity under the highway; improved ramps; various safety improvements; and most notably, an iconic “signature bridge” element where I-395 crosses over Biscayne Boulevard. Learn more here.
In the Works
|Tri-Rail Coastal Link
Tri-Rail Coastal link is a planned commuter rail line that will connect Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties’ downtowns and urban neighborhoods, concluding at Downtown Miami’s MiamiCentral Station. The service would run east of the current Tri-Rail service, along the FEC railway corridor, and provide direct access to communities such as Midtown, North Miami, Aventura, Hollywood, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, and northward. The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) along with partners are working diligently to make the Coastal Link service a reality in South Florida. Learn more here.
|Baylink / Beach Corridor Transit Connection
Baylink is a proposed light rail transit service that will connect Downtown Miami and Miami Beach along the MacArthur Causeway. This connection will make communiting easier for employees and residents, while also connecting the millions who wisit Miami each year to two of Miami’s most popular areas.