The Miami tram map shows all the stations and lines of the Miami tramways. This tramway map of Miami will allow you to easily plan your routes in the trams of Miami in Florida - USA. The Miami tram map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The City of Miami Beach is assessing the advancement of a light rail transit (LRT) or modern tramway system to connect residents, visitors, businesses and community attractions in South Beach as you can see in Miami tramway map. This project is envisioned to meet Miami Beach increasing mobility needs, regional transit with a downtown connection, and to support environmental sustainability policies. Focused on connecting Downtown to the Miami Design District and Midtown Miami areas. In 2006, Miami Streetcar viewed as a competitive candidate project with the projections. The Miami tramway is in the MPO 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan as Priority IV – needs to be Priority I.
After World War I ended in 1918, South Florida boomed, and Miami transitioned from quiet resort town to boomtown, aided by cheap credit, loose Prohibition enforcement and aggressive marketing. During the prosperous years of the 1920s, speculative new housing developments were all the rage, and South Florida was the epicenter of this nationwide bubble. Carl Fisher, father of Miami Beach, bought a billboard in Times Square, New York City in the middle of winter, saying, “It is June in Miami.” George Merrick, founder of Coral Gables, hired William Jennings Bryan, former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate, to be his pitchman. Fisher and Merrick even opened up their own tramway companies to serve their new developments, in addition to the City of Miami own tramway system (see Miami tramway map).
Streetcars for downtown Miami are again gaining traction with commissioners. Marc Sarnoff resurrected the idea at the Sept. 11 commission meeting and won support from Francis Suarez, who vowed to lobby for tramways in the county Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The idea for a tramway system in the heart of downtown first surfaced in 2006 and gained support, but when the economy tanked it was the end of the line as its shown in Miami tramway map. Mr. Sarnoff led off his push for streetcars by lamenting the nightmare of driving in Miami. The tramway is listed as a Priority Six unfunded project, which Mr. Sarnoff said means it is “more than 20 years away.” With the record growth downtown, he said, the city can not afford to wait.