Many know the frustration of showing up late to work, missing happy hour with co-workers, or even missing the first half of a Heat game just because the Metromover showed up late or, even worse, not at all.
Well, riders can expect improvements, as Miami-Dade announced that the Department of Transportation and Public Works is upgrading and enhancing the Metromover system.
Back in May, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution awarding a contract to Bombardier Transportation (Holdings) USA, Inc. for the purchase of a Metromover Comprehensive Wayside Overhaul.
Subsystems, like the Automatic Train Control System, Power Distribution System elements, and Central Control equipment, will be renovated and revamped.
This will reduce service disruptions and increase vehicle frequency, meaning more reliability and shorter wait times for Metromover riders.
Additionally, new routes will be introduced to meet service demands so that riders can get to desired locations quicker.
This Metromover “makeover” will cost nearly $153 million and extend its lifespan by another 30 years.