The Greater Miami Metropolitan Area is one of the largest economic hubs in the country, and as a result, significant demand is put on the region’s transportation networks. Unlike some metropolitan regions that emanate outwards from one or more central business districts, South Florida is bordered by the Everglades to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Interstate 95 and Florida’s Turnpike are the two major north-south arteries, like legs of a ladder. Historically, development began along the coast and grown west over time. As population and developed areas grow, greater strain is put upon our transportation networks and there is a need for more connections.
At present, The Tri-Rail commuter line runs regularly between West Palm Beach and Miami, and county and municipal bus lines serve communities throughout the region. However, these systems are presently struggling to keep pace with increased population growth, traffic congestion, and a desire for alternative methods of transit.