Miami-Dade 2040 LRTP - Oct. 23, 2014

Chapter Subsections Chapter Overview What is the MPO and the LRTP ? County Overview Key Trends, Issues, & Challenges “Envisioning the Future” Chapter Overview Miami-Dade County’s multi-modal transportation system serves as the backbone of the County’s commerce, quality of life, and economic prosperity, all of which are dependent on the efficient mobility of people and freight. In A. T. Kearney’s 2014 Global Cities Index (GCI) and Emerging cities Outlook, Global Cities, Present and Future, Miami was recognized as one of 84 global cities worldwide. Miami’s 2014 ranking is 30 moving up from 36 in 2012. The study considered numerous dimensions, including business activity, human capital, information exchange, cultural experience, and political engagement. An absolutely critical part of the Miami Urbanized Area and Miami-Dade County’s future success as an economic generator and Global Hub on par with London, New York, Chicago, and Tokyo, is the mobility of its residents, visitors, and goods. Two examples of Miami-Dade County’s value and commitment to the global economy are the Port of Miami Tunnel project and Deep Harbor Dredge, both which have been recognized internationally as major improvements to Miami-Dade County’s competitiveness on a global scale. The Deep Dredge project will prepare the Port of Miami to accommodate larger “Post-Panamax” freight ships expected to arrive after the opening of the Panama Canal in 2015. The Port Tunnel project contributes to Miami-Dade County’s status as a gateway to the world. The Port Tunnel project will accommodate the increased truck traffic resulting from the Port’s expanded freight market, while preserving mobility for motorists in the City of Miami. These two projects are part of a $2 billion port improvement package exemplify Miami-Dade County’s increasing role and competitiveness in the global marketplace. EYES ON THE FUTURE | 1-1 Introduction