The Miami Intermodal Center (MIC) Program is led by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), which has managed the far reaching effort from its inception, starting with preliminary engineering studies and the preparation of environmental impact documents through final design, Right of Way acquisition, demolition, site preparation and construction.
FDOT continues to lead the design and construction of the MIC Program in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Miami-Dade County, the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority and the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority.
- In the summer of 1993, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was entered into jointly by FDOT and by six federal agencies of the USDOT. The six agencies are:
This partnership created the MIC Program. It provided the necessary resources to initiate the program and also assigned roles and responsibilities to each agency. The FHWA was designated as the lead agency for USDOT, coordinating the federal reviews and cooperation, with the other five agencies acting as cooperating agencies due to their technical expertise in transportation modes. With this agreement, FDOT was able to take the lead on the necessary coordination and oversight of the MIC Program’s planning, design and construction.
- In December 1999, FDOT entered into another important MOU establishing a partnership with Miami-Dade County, confirming the county’s intent and commitment to the development of all the major elements of the MIC Program. The Miami-Dade Aviation Department and Miami-Dade Transit are the lead agencies of the county involved in the MIC Program.
- In April 2001, a Joint Partnership Agreement was entered into by FDOT and the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority which assigned roles and responsibilities regarding Right of Way acquisitions and construction of joint project elements.
- In September 2001, the fourth key MOU of the MIC Program was entered into by FDOT and Tri-Rail, now the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority. It established a partnership to provide the relocation and integration of the Tri-Rail Miami Airport Station into the MIC Program facilities.