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The Miami Beach Monorail Connection

For years, officials in Miami have brainstormed ways to connect the city to the barrier island of Miami Beach beyond the MacArthur Causeway and the Julia Tuttle. The consensus seems to be to connect the two cities along the MacArthur’s southern side, and ideas have included a pod car, magnetic levitation train, and more.

The two cities are now collaborating on an idea that may see a monorail become the connection. The plan would involve an elevated track running just over three miles long, with a pair of trains capable of accommodating up to 300 passengers operating at all times. These trains would reach speeds of about fifty miles per hour, which means they would be able to complete about twelve trips each hour. Although the monorail proposal does not mention fares, it would likely cost around $5 a trip. The project could result in the creation of more than 2,500 jobs.

Over in Miami Beach, the monorail would make its stop at Fifth Street and there are plans for another possible stop on the beach. In Miami, the MetroMover would transport passengers to MiamiCentral where they can then hop a train to the airport.

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This update is presented by the Miami Beach real estate team at Blackstone International Realty, specializing in the Murano Grande. If you are interested in Murano Grande for sale, call one of the Murano Grande sales experts at 305-588-2451 for information on buying opportunities and rentals.