Miami Tri Rail Coastal Link Station

DATE:  March 2019

The City of Miami has always struggled with traffic congestion. In recent years, in an effort to improve mobility, it has been presented with the opportunity to introduce public transit solutions that improve its connectivity, economic vitality, and quality of life by investing in future TODs, areas around future transportation stops. This study outlines strategies to enhance the future development around three of these proposed Tri-Rail Coastal Link Stations.

The Tri-Rail Coastal Link Station Area Studies propose reintroducing passenger rail service to the historic downtowns of South Florida along an 85-mile stretch of the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway corridor from downtown Miami to Jupiter.

The stations, within the boundaries of the City of Miami, that this study looks at are Downtown, Midtown, and Little River (79th Street). The introduction of transit stations will undoubtedly result in new development and re-investment around these new transportation hubs. This study considers challenges and opportunities for each location, resulting in guidelines and recommendations that provide a holistic approach to improvements, encouraging a Transit-Oriented Development that is in concert with new mobility options — connecting safely and conveniently to increase ridership.

DOCUMENTS:  Final Report


  • Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
    • Thomas Lanahan, Executive Director
    • Dana Little, Urban Design Director
  • Plusurbia Design
    • María Bendfeldt
    • Manuel De Lemos
    • Bo Li
    • Xiying Li
    • Megan McLaughlin
    • Andrea Monroig
    • Juan Mullerat
    • Cristina Parrilla
    • Steve Wright
    • Camila Zablah
    • William Moose

And in coordination with The City of Miami, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, South Florida Regional Planning Council, Florida Department of Transportation, and adjacent municipalities.