MDC Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit SMART Plan
Transit supportive land use plays a critical role in the success of major rapid transit investments. Zyscovich assisted the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) in examining this interrelationship to complement the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan, which is intended to help achieve community goals though the integration of transportation land use planning, urban design and development of strategies and scenarios for redevelopment through the creation of centers and systems designed to support land uses within a 1/2-one-mile buffer from each corridor. The SMART Plan intended to advance six rapid transit corridors, along with a network system of Bus Express Rapid Transit (BERT) service, in order to implement mass transit projects in Miami-Dade County. The ultimate purpose of Land use Planning & Visioning Planning is to develop a Land Use Scenario Plan for each of the six SMART Plan corridors. This planning effort will provide the technical basis for the development of transit supportive land uses for all six corridors.