WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monday, June 29, 2020 – The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced today that the Tamiami Station Park-and-Ride/Bus Terminal Facility (Tamiami Station) in Miami-Dade County is the recent recipient of the Envision® Silver award for sustainable infrastructure.
To earn an Envision award, a project must deliver a range of environmental, social, and economic benefits to the host and affected communities and have these benefits validated through a rigorous third-party review process against the Envision sustainable infrastructure framework.
Project Background and Context
The objective of the Tamiami Station is to offer customers a safe, comfortable, and convenient public transportation option connecting to major employment, education, retail, cultural, and recreational destinations. The Tamiami Station is part of the SR 836 Express Bus Service and will primarily operate on the Dolphin Expressway (SR 836). It is part of the county’s rapid public transit expansion initiative along the East-West Corridor. This project aligns with the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan, the Five-Year Implementation Plan of the People’s Transportation Plan (PTP), and the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).
“Receiving the first-ever certification at any level from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure for a County project demonstrates that hard work and commitment to the community pay off. This award is a direct result of the outstanding collaboration between DTPW, the County’s Office of Resilience and private partners in order to ensure the project’s infrastructure achieved high marks for sustainability and resiliency from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.
“The Tamiami Station exemplifies how the County can plan and develop public infrastructures that not only create positive social and economic impacts for the community but also provide environmental benefits. The Envision Silver Award is a great honor for Miami-Dade County and our community,” Gimenez added.