CLIENT NEWS: Miami To Aventura Train Service Gets Environmental Approval

December 19, 2023

A key environmental permit has been granted for Miami-Dade’s northeast corridor commuter rail train service.

NEPA environmental permitting approval for the project was obtained by Miami-Dade in November, Brightline told investors yesterday.

Miami-Dade now has $294 million of the estimated $578 million project cost now committed from the County and the State. The remainder is expected to be provided by the Federal Capital Investment Grant New Starts program after Miami-Dade completes the engineering phase of the project.

A total of seven stations are planned, the county has previously said:

  • MiamiCentral (existing station/Brightline)
  • Wynwood – NE 29 Street
  • Design District – NE 41 Street
  • Little Haiti – NE 61 Street
  • North Miami – NE 123 Street
  • FIU North Campus – NE 151 Street
  • Aventura (existing station/Brightline)

Trains will run every 30 minutes during the day, and every 60 minutes on weekends and late at night.

Construction is expected to begin in 2025, with service to begin in 2027 or 2028.

An extension of the line into Broward is also planned. Broward is expected to complete the NEPA process in 2024.

Published December 14, 2023 on

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