Scheduled to open in March, the AirportLink is considered the centerpiece of the People’s Transportation Plan (PTP) , approved by Miami-Dade voters in 2002. . The AirportLink will provide a fast, reliable Metrorail connection to MIA for the millions of residents, visitors and employees who travel to and from MIA every year. With this project, Miami-Dade County joins the ranks of major metropolitan areas around the world with rapid transit connections to their airports. This new extension is one of the final steps in the Miami Intermodal Center which will serve as a “Grand Central” for the greater Miami Metropolitan Area linking passengers with rental cars, busses, Tri rail and Metro Rail. The center has a projected opening in the fall of 2013.
The greatest benefits are quicker commute times to and from the airport for both residents and visitors and well as a more cohesive public transportation net needed to support future growth. Other major transportation projects in the works are the Port of Miami Tunnel with a scheduled completed date in early 2014 and a proposed tri rail link between Ft Lauderdale Airport and Miami