Mass Transit & Rail

MIA Mover: Miami, Florida

The project entails the design and construction of a 1.3-mile elevated automated people mover (APM) system, which connects the Miami International Airport (MIA) to the Miami Intermodal Center (MIC), and a 30,000-sq. ft. MIA Mover passenger station. Included manufacture, supply, install, test, demonstrate, and commission  of the initial system of the MIA Mover APM System. The 1.3-mile elevated guideway between the MIA and MIC stations carries two light rail tracks for the APM system. The guideway is approximately 40 ft. above grade and is supported by pile supported concrete piers 120 ft. apart. The MIA Mover station at MIA connects to the airport terminal through existing moving walkways. The station is a three- level elevated building with traffic on the street level, maintenance facility on the second level, and the passenger platform on the third level. The MIA station received MDAD’s first LEED Gold Certification. In addition, this project achieved VPP Star Status — OSHA’s highest safety recognition. The project was completed on schedule and $5 million below budget. Scope of services included the complete design, permitting, construction, quality control, MOT and coordination of the project with concurrent airport operations. The project traversed and was parallel with the main entrance of Miami International Airport with 75,000 cars per day and airport passengers traveling safely through the construction area with no delays or impacts. The project was successfully completed with the valuable contributions from our minority and small business partners whose minimum subcontracting goals and contract measures were greatly exceeded.