MDX announced on June 16 the planning of a new park-and-ride facility to be built on NW 12th Street near 122nd Avenue. The facility will support an express bus transit system coming soon to the SR 836 East-West Corridor.
District 12 Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz spearheaded the dialog between MDX, Miami-Dade County, and FDOT, which led to raising all resources needed for the swift delivery of the facility. The new transit hub will serve the adjacent cities of Sweetwater and Doral and Dolphin Mall.
“This is the best example of letting each agency deliver what they do best,” said Javier Rodriguez, executive director of MDX. “The only way we will find solutions to the transportation issues in the community is by working together.”
The Dolphin Park and Ride Terminal Facility is slated to open between late 2017 and early 2018 — an accelerated construction schedule made possible by allowing MDX to take the project’s lead. Once construction is completed, Miami- Dade Transit will operate and maintain the facility.
A planning study will kick-start the first phase of the joint participation agreement between MDX and FDOT, who together with Miami-Dade County will fund the planning, design and construction of the new park-and-ride facility through anticipated additional agreements in the coming months.