Work Begins on South Florida's Central Station

Construction of South Florida's first complete ground transportation hub will begin Tuesday, Sept. 27 when Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad joins local officials and representatives of Amtrak, Greyhound, Miami-Dade Transit Metrorail and Metrobus and Tri-Rail for a "shoveling of dirt" ceremony launching the final component of the massive $2 billion Miami Intermodal Center Program.

When completed in 2013, the Miami Central Station will provide first-ever linkage between all forms of ground transportation existing in South Florida and it will connect them to Miami International Airport via the recently opened MIA Mover train.

Covering 16.5 acres, the $147 million Miami Central Station will provide choices for travelers at a safe, centralized location. The Miami Central Station will be a major transfer point between rail and bus systems for commuters and visitors alike, offer connections to courtesy shuttle services, taxis and private vehicles and accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians as well.