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The Miami Intermodal Center (MIC) is a massive $2 billion transportation hub being built just east of Miami International Airport (MIA) by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). It will provide connectivity between all forms of ground transportation available in the county and is already decongesting the streets in and around the busy airport.
The MIC Program includes the Rental Car Center (RCC), Miami Central Station (MCS), MIA Mover and major roadway improvements, all to be completed by early 2014. FDOT is also pursuing private and/or public sector joint development projects to enhance the MIC's economic viability. Miami-Dade County began operating its Metrorail and Metrobus service to MIA via the Miami Central Station on July 28, 2012.
The MIC will become the county's main transportation hub and will provide safe, efficient and seamless intermodal connectivity between MIA, Miami-Dade County's number one economic generator, and South Florida's businesses and area-wide activities centers, as well as serve as a transfer point for resident commuters.
All components in the MIC Program work in sync to achieve two main objectives: to connect and decongest. The MCS will provide choices and connections for transportation customers between: Amtrak and regional rail systems; Greyhound and city buses; and shuttles and taxis. The facility will also provide seamless transfers for travelers in private passenger vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Adjacent to it, the RCC houses all rental car companies previously found at MIA and several operating off-airport, thereby removing an estimated 30 percent of the vehicular and shuttle traffic found at the airport terminals. An elevated light-rail people mover system, the MIA Mover, transports users to and from the MIC and MIA. Currently at the MIC, design on the MCS has been completed and construction is underway. All roadway work has been completed, the RCC opened for business in July 2010 and the MIA Mover became operational in September 2011.
In addition to the planning, design and construction related to buildings, roads and transit elements, the MIC Program is responsible for the financing and management of all these activities. AECOM, an internationally renowned consulting firm, is the MIC Program Manager, responsible for assisting FDOT in administrating the entire scope of the MIC Program. A consultant management group assembled by AECOM assists FDOT in the planning, design and implementation of the program.
In this section you will find a broad range of information and useful links that will answer your questions regarding all the elements of this Major Project and give you a glimpse of the construction progress being made at the MIC.