Context: Miami-Dade and Beach Voters Support County Transit Plan
By 2-to-1, voters endorsed the call for new rapid transit lines throughout
the county, as well as increased bus frequency and other improvements.
A recent poll confirms equal support for rapid transit Miami Beach.
History: New Rapid Transit and the Original Miami Beach Streetcar
One of the first rapid transit lines under consideration blends historic
renovation with modern transit needs, re-tracing the historic route of
1920's streetcars between downtown Miami and the South Beach art
Study: Why Miami Beach Needs Rapid Transit
A major study documents continued urban growth and the coming failure
of roadways to Miami Beach, confirming the need for timely rapid transit
Modes: Why A.R.T. says "Welcome Back!" to Streetcars!
In comparing the advantages and limitations of different transit modes,
A.R.T. finds that light rail and streetcar lines are the missing link in
developing a reliable, countywide transit system.
Trends: Local Riders and Rapid Transit in Other Cities
In the U.S. and worldwide, the need for reliable public transport is
increasingly leading to the restoration or expansion of light rail systems.
Videos: "The Miami Beach Streetcar, Past and Future"
Two Short Videos to Help Inform Miami Beach Voters
Video footage of Miami Beach's historic streetcars of the 1920s and
30s and an informational video with computer-animated models of
the new BayLink streetcar plan.