Extending light rail north of Miami, Florida would be expensive, but study reveals traditional elevated rail beats sexier alternatives

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; September 19, 2019

If Miami-Dade County wants to expand its light rail transit line north of Miami, it should not do anything fancy.

That is what a study conducted by Florida consultant WSP revealed when determining what type of trains the county should run. The choices were monorail, magnetic levitation or what the region currently operates on—an elevated Metrorail system. The recommendation was to stick with what has been working since 1984.

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