Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study

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About the Project

Broward Commuter Rail (BCR) South Project

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Four and Broward County have been evaluating various alternatives for implementing commuter rail along the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway from Aventura in Miami-Dade County into Broward County since January 2021. This evaluation is a direct result of a previous study known as the ‘Coastal Link’ that evaluated 85 miles of commuter rail in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. Recent efforts on the Broward County project, known as BCR, included station screening along the corridor, ridership and operations modeling, traffic analysis for east-west roadways, analysis of various alternatives for passenger rail to cross the New River, cost estimating, and numerous stakeholder and public meetings.

Miami-Dade County is also studying the implementation of commuter rail service in the FEC corridor from Downtown Miami to a proposed station that will also serve Brightline in Aventura, known as the Northeast Corridor. The Northeast Corridor is in the Project Development phase with the Federal Transit Administration making it eligible to compete for federal funding.

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