Miami Intermodal Center Cited as Model for 21st Century Transportation Hub
Today Vice President Biden and I visited the site of an ambitious public transportation project in Miami, Florida, that represents the future of transportation—and provides a window onto our economic recovery. We stood on the site of the Miami Intermodal Center, a massive ground transportation hub that will connect Miami International Airport with commuter rail, transit and intercity buses, airport shuttles, and other modes of transportation—even bicycles.
The future of greater Miami as a major center for commerce and tourism rests with projects like this one. The project is very much in line with our key goals at DOT: safe travel, less traffic, and livable, greener communities that offer many transportation choices.
The DOT is financing about a third of this $1.7 billion project. And today, the project got an added boost. Vice President Biden announced that the Florida Department of Transportation would be able to invest an additional $2.1 million in the project, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. These funds will be used to relocate an aging Miami Greyhound Terminal to the intermodal center, from its existing isolated location.
As the Vice President noted, what’s happening here in Miami, is happening all over America. Resources are being put to work not only creating jobs not, but also investing in the future.
This is only the beginning.