Timeline

1980s

  • MPO completes Miami International Airport Transportation Study.

1991

  • December 3 - MPO initiates Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) planning study for MIC.

1992

  • January - MPO and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) complete Airport Area Multimodal Access Study (Frederic R. Harris).
  • July 21 - MPO Resolution #21-92 approves the Final Draft of the 1993-1997 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

1993

  • April 7 - FDOT transmits the project Class of Action Determination to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
  • June - Commencement of project with federal interagency Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between FDOT and six other federal agencies, FHWA, FTA, FRA, FAA, MARAD and USCG.
  • June 14 - FDOT formally transmits the MIC Project Advance Notification.
  • November 5 - FHWA signs the Class Of Action approving the project as an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) study.

1994

  • July 1 - Policy Steering Committee accepts recommendation for MIC Preferred Alternative.
  • October/November - USDOT picks MIC for Major Investment Study (MIS) process.

1995

  • October - FHWA approves FDOT MIS/DEIS for the MIC.
  • December 5 - MPO Resolution #59-95 adopts the Metro-Dade Transportation Plan Update to the Year 2015.

1996

  • March 7 - MPO Resolution #9-96 endorses Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for the MIC.
  • June 18 - MPO adopts MIC in Year 2015 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and Year 1997 TIP.
  • August 30 - FDOT Secretary signs 2015 LRTP and 1997 TIP which include the MIC.
  • August 30 - MIC in area Conformity Determination report approved by FHWA/FTA.

1997

  • December 5 - Letter from Mayor Penelas to State Secretary of Transportation Tom Barry stating partnership and identifying financial support.
  • December 23 - Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) submitted.

1998

  • May 5 - Record Of Decision granted by USDOT and FHWA.
  • May 8 - FDOT Notice To Proceed with design/preliminary engineering.
  • November 18 - CTAC Resolution #25-98 recommends approval of the Long Range Transportation Plan Update to the Year 2020 with the following conditions: delete the intelligent Corridor System (ICS) and the MIC Program.

1999

  • May 10 - TPC Resolution #12-99 recommends approval in concept of FDOT's applying for a federal loan and loan guarantees under TIFIA in cooperation with Miami-Dade County for the design and construction of the MIC Program.
  • May 27 - MPO Resolution #9-99 approves the Final Draft 2000-2004 TIP.
  • May 27 - MPO Resolution #12-99 approves FDOT application for TIFIA loan.
  • May 27 - CTAC Resolution #5-99 approves FDOT application for TIFIA loan.
  • June 23 - FDOT submits Letter Of Interest (LOI) to USDOT for TIFIA loan.
  • July - Miami-Dade voters defeat a one-cent sales surtax increase to provide a local funding source dedicated exclusively to implement the county's transportation projects.
  • July 27 - BOCC approves revised CIP for MDAD including $400 million expenditure for MIA Mover.
  • July 29 - FDOT submits formal application for TIFIA.
  • August 10 - FDOT presents TIFIA application to the interagency committee.
  • September 27 - MIC selected by USDOT Secretary Rodney Slater for $433 million in TIFIA assistance, in the form of loans.
  • December - Resolutions in support of MIC and MIC financing program from Mayor Penelas' MOVE Committee, comprised of representatives from anticipated MIC user industries.
  • December 7 - BOCC Resolution #1268-99 approves in principle an MOU between Miami-Dade County and FDOT regarding the implementation of the MIC Five-Year Work Program.

2000

  • May 19 - MOU between Miami-Dade County and FDOT regarding implementation of MIC.
  • June 9 - USDOT and FDOT close on the first TIFIA loan ($269 million).
  • June 12 - "032" agreement between FDOT and FDCA exempts the MIC joint developer from the DRI process if the MIC Five-Year Work Program is built.
  • July 6 - BOCC, FDOT and 17 rental car companies sign MOU regarding implementation of RCC.
  • July 6 - BOCC Resolution #684-00 authorizes county to issue invitations to bid on interim rental car concession agreements as transition into MIC Rental Car Center (RCC).
  • July 6 - BOCC passes Ordinance #00-87 prohibiting access to MIA to certain ground transportation vehicles and redirecting them to MIC.
  • July 19 - BOCC Resolution #684-00 authorizes county manager to take all steps necessary to coordinate the relocation of all car rental company courtesy vehicle activity from the terminal building of the airport to the Rental Car Center upon its completion.
  • September 9 - BOCC MDAD zoning ordinance.

2001

  • February 13 - BOCC Resolution #132-01 Transfer of county public Rights of Way to FDOT for highway improvements to streets, alleyways in the MIC.
  • April 20 - JPA between MDX & FDOT on Right of Way acquisition and Construction of Joint Project Elements.
  • May 10 - City of Miami Resolution #01-441 approves designation by FDOT of portion of Le Jeune Road as Limited Access Facility for constructing an expressway inter-connector.
  • May 10 - City of Miami Resolution #01-442 transfers certain public Rights of Way to FDOT for construction of the MIC.
  • September 24 - MOU between FDOT and Tri-Rail (TCRA) provides for the relocation of the Tri-Rail Miami Airport Station.
  • September 30 - First TIFIA Annual Finance Plan Update submitted.

2002

  • January 25 - MOU between FHWA & FDOT agrees that FDOT will implement MIC Program and that a system will be developed for cost tracking and monitoring progress to conform to system required for TIFIA.
  • February/March - As a result of 9/11, MDAD cuts back its Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and proposes to defer the MIA Mover project.
  • March 26 - BOCC Resolution #283-02 approves county manager's proposed CIP for MDAD, Phase I & 2.
  • November 5 - Miami-Dade voters approve a half-cent sales surtax to provide a local funding source dedicated exclusively to implement the county's transportation projects.
  • November 19 - BOCC Resolution #1259-02 approving JPA between FDOT and MDAD on MIA Mover Guideway Structures and Roadway Improvements.
  • November 19 - BOCC Resolution #1261-02 authorizing issuance of aviation revenue bonds, series 2002A.
  • November 20 - BOCC Ordinance #02-246 small-scale amendments to the Comprehensive Development Master Plan for Miami-Dade County.

2003

  • February 26 - Building permit issued for foundations and site civil engineering.
  • March 11 - Business Plan for the MDAD Capital Improvement Program - 2003 Update.
  • March 17 - CM@Risk contract executed between FDOT and Turner Construction Company.
  • April - MDAD Director Angela Gittens announces that no airport functions are to be at the MIC.
  • June 3 - BOCC Ordinance #03-137 granting economic development ad valorem tax exemptions to Miami Intermodal Center (MIC), a new business to be located in an enterprise zone.
  • July 14 - City of Miami Springs Ordinance #900-2003 initiating and requesting of BOCC a boundary change, by annexation, of certain identified and specified contiguous and adjacent unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County.
  • September 9, 2003 - BOCC MDAD zoning ordinance.

2004

  • April - RCC Concession Agreement signed between county and (initially) 13 rental car companies; three companies sign letters of intent to sign pending outcome of RCC space allocation issue.
  • June - BOCC, Regional Transportation Committee (RTC) directs FDOT and MDAD to prepare alternative RCC space allocation plans - the "Hypothetical Plan" (later became the Rolle Resolution) and a plan that reflected FDOT/MDAD best professional judgment.
  • July 13 - BOCC, RTC directs FDOT and MDAD to prepare alternative RCC space allocation plans - the "Hypothetical Plan" (later became the Rolle Resolution) and a plan that reflected FDOT/MDAD best professional judgment.
  • July 13 - Ordinance #04-137 Amendment to BOCC Ordinance #00-87 increase of Customer Facility Charge (CFC) to $3.25 per day.

2005

  • April - RCC TIFIA Loan ($170 million) closes consisting of 3 agreements -- the Loan Agreement between USDOT and FDOT, the Security Agreement between USDOT, FDOT and county, and the Calculations and Forecasting Agreement between USDOT and FDOT.
  • May 3 - Resolution authorizing execution of JPA with FDOT to provide up to $100 million in state funds for the MIC Earlington Heights Connector.
  • August 10 - The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), a six-year federal transportation bill was passed to continue funding of federal surface transportation programs and gives state and local transportation decision makers more flexibility for solving transportation problems in their communities. The MIC Program was included in the legislation. 

2006

  • January 25 - Resolution recommending provisions to support bicycle travel within MIC master plan.
  • January 25 - Resolution recommending provisions to be included within the MIC Program.
  • December - BOCC, RTC adopts resolution supporting MDAD's RCC space allocation plan, intended as a compromise measure between the "Hypothetical Plan" and the plan contained in the Concession Agreement.

2007

  • June 18 - BOCC adopts resolution approving amendments to the MIC Rental Car Facility Concession Agreement and related ordinances.
  • July 24 - BOCC Ordinance #07-109 and Resolution #910-07, which taken together accomplished the following: (1) approved an increase in the RCC cost to $370 million; (2) approved an increase in the RCC TIFIA Loan amount to $270 million, and (3) approved an adjustment in the Customer Facility Charge (CFC) rate schedule consisting of an immediate increase in the CFC to $4.00/day and a CFC rate of no more than $4.60/day upon opening of the RCC.
  • July 30 – The first column pour of the RCC is made. Click here for more information.
  • August - RCC TIFIA Loan increased to $270 million through the execution of related agreements: an Amended and Restated Loan Agreement between USDOT and FDOT, an Amended and Restated Security Agreement between USDOT, FDOT, and County, and an Amended and Restated Calculations and Forecasting Agreement between USDOT and FDOT.
  • October - All 16 rental car companies executed the First Amendment to the RCC Concession Agreement, which incorporated the provisions of Ordinance #07-109 and Resolution #910-07.

2008

  • May – Le Jeune Road and MIC-MIA Interchange completed.
  • July 1 - BOCC makes recommendation of contract award to Parsons-Odebrecht Joint Venture (POJV) for MIA Mover Automated People Mover (APM) System.
  • September 26 - The RCC is topped off and the final beam is hoisted into place.
  • October 7 - Resolution #1020-08 authorizing the execution of a Joint Use Agreement (JUA) with MDX for the joint use of Right of Way along S.R.112 and Le Jeune Road for use by Miami-Dade County in the construction of the MIC-Earlington Heights Connector Project is passed.
  • October 7 - Resolution #1021-08 authorizing the execution of Amendment No. 2 to the professional services agreement between Miami-Dade County and URS Corporation Southern for post design services for the MIC-Earlington Heights Connector Project in the amount of $9,360,172 and a contract time extension of 346 calendar days is passed.
  • October 7 - Resolution #1043-08 authorizing the conveyance of County-owned properties consisting of approximately 245 square feet of land to FDOT to correct an encroachment of approximately three feet into the Right of Way of NW 25th Street near NW 38th Court is passed.

2009

  • January 22 - BOCC Resolution #35-09, which recommends the Orange Line Phase 1 contract award to Odebrecht-Tower Community Joint Venture and authorizes the use of People’s Transportation Plan (PTP) Transit Surtax Funds for the MIC-Earlington Heights Connector Metrorail Extension, is passed.
  • January 22 - BOCC Resolution #90-09, which designates the MIC as an area or facility of Countywide significance pursuant to Section 20-28.1 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, is passed.May 1 - MIC Earlington Heights Ground Breaking.
  • March 1 - MIA Mover Groundbreaking.
  • March 3 - BOCC Resolution #159-09, ratifying the acceptance and execution of Supplemental Joint Participation Agreement (SJPA) No. 1 in the amount of $34,000,700 with FDOT for cost associated with the MIA Mover Project, bringing the total funding to $100,527,433, is passed.
  • March 5 - Vice President Biden & U.S. Secretary of Transportation LaHood allocate $2.1 million in American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to build a Greyhound Terminal at the MIC’s Miami Central Station.
  • March 17 - BOCC Resolution #287-09, which allows a Class I Permit Application by Miami-Dade County to install a Metrorail Transit Connector between the MIC and the Earlington Heights Metrorail Station, is passed.
  • May 1 - MIC-Earlington Heights Groundbreaking.
  • June 30 - BOCC Resolution #797-09, granting a Road Closing Petition to close NW 38 Court, NW 39 Avenue, NW 41 Road, NW 22 Street, NW 24 Street and the alleyway east of NW 42 Avenue (Le Jeune Road), is passed.
  • June 30 - BOCC Resolution #845-09, authorizing acceptance of a Quit Claim Deed transferring ownership of NW 38 Court, NW 39 Avenue, NW 41 Road, NW 22 Street, NW 24 Street and the alleyway east of NW 42 Avenue (Le Jeune Road) from FDOT to Miami-Dade County, is passed.
  • June 30 - BOCC Resolution # 870-09, requesting the Mayor to study the feasibility of Miami-Dade Transit operating the Automated People Mover (MIA Mover) that connects Miami International Airport to the MIC, is passed
  • July 21 - BOCC Resolution #976-09, authorizing certain settlement in County eminent domain proceedings for the Right of Way needed for construction of the MIC-Earlington Heights Metrorail Extension, is passed.
  • September 15 - BOCC Resolution #1102-09, approving the plat of the FPL Wilcox Substation for the Rental Car Center, is passed.
  • September 15 - BOCC Resolution #1103-09, approving the plat of the MIC, is passed.
  • October 6 - BOCC Resolution #1152-09, authorizing the relocation of FPL conflicting facilities with the MIC-Earlington Heights Connector Project, is passed.
  • October 6 - BOCC Resolution #1154-09, approving the use of People’s Transportation Plan (PTP) transit surtax funds for various capital improvements in support of the MIC-Earlington Heights Connector Project, is passed.
  • November 17 - BOCC Resolution #1300-09, approving an agreement between Miami-Dade County and CSX Transportation for the review of plans, flagging services and permanent easement in the MIA Mover APM System Project, is passed.
  • December 1 - BOCC Resolution #1417-09, authorizing the use of People’s Transportation Plan (PTP) transit surtax funds for acquisition of land for Right of Way needed for construction of the MIC-Earlington Heights, is passed.

2010

  • January 28 - MPO Resolution #04-10, approving an amendment to the FY 2010 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to advance construction phases and fully fund the MIC Central Station Project, is passed.
  • February 2 - BOCC Resolution #97-10, waiving competitive bidding for the consolidated bussing operations agreement with the participating car rental companies at the proposed Rental Car Center at the airport, is passed.
  • February 25 - MPO Resolution #10-10, adding Transportation Regional Incentive Program (TRIP) funds for the MIC's Miami Central Station project, is passed.
  • April 20 - BOCC Resolution #451-10, authorizing the revised estimate to the existing agreement between Miami-Dade County and CSX Transportation for construction of the MIC-Earlington Heights Connector Project and authorizing use of charter county transit system surtax funds, is passed.
  • May 4 - BOCC Resolution #470-10, executing a railroad agreement for the MIA Mover (APM) project, is passed.
  • June 3 - BOCC Resolution #603-10, authorizing the construction, operation and maintenance of the MIC-Earlington Heights Connector Project, is passed.
  • June 15 - BOCC Resolution #686-10, authorizing a Supplemental Joint Participation Agreement (SJPA) to re-program funds from the University Pedestrian Overpass and the 7th Avenue Transit Hub Projects to the MIC-Earlington Heights Connector Project, is passed.
  • July 13 - RCC is operational.
  • October 5 - BOCC Resolution # 1008-10, authorizing the integration of a public art work at the MIC/Central Station-Vestibule, is passed.
  • November 4 - BOCC Resolution #1082-10, authorizing Miami-Dade County to accept easements from FDOT in connection to the acquisition of land needed for Right of Way for the construction of the AirportLink, is passed.

2011

  • January 20 - Certificate of Occupancy for MIA Mover MIC Station construction under Turner Construction Company received.
  • March 8 - Final Certificate of Occupancy for Rental Car Center received.
  • May 18 - Turner Construction receives Letter of Authorization (LOA)/Notice to Proceed (NTP) for Miami Central Station.
  • September 9 - MIA Mover is operational.
  • September 11 - Shortly after the attacks on the World Trade Center, the MIC Program was suspended and reevaluated, resulting in the program being reduced in size.
  • September 27 - Miami Central Station Groundbreaking.
  • November 4 - BOCC Resolution #1082-10, authorizing Miami-Dade County to accept easements from FDOT in connection to the acquisition of land needed for Right of Way for the construction of the AirportLink, is passed.
  • November 15 - BOCC Resolution #950-11, approving agreement for conveyance between FDOT and Miami-Dade County for the Rental Car Center, is passed.

2012

  • July 28 - Miami-Dade Transit's MIA Metrorail station and Orange Line service, the first piece of the Miami Central Station, is operational.

2015

  • April 5 - Tri-Rail's Miami International Airport Station Opens.
  • June 24 - Greyhound's bus service begins at the Miami Central Station.
BOCC Board of County Commissioners
CFC Customer Facility Charge
CTAC Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee
DEIS Draft Environmental Impact Statement
DRI Development of Regional Impact
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FDCA Florida Department of Community Affairs
FDOT Florida Department of Transportation
FEIS Final Environmental Impact Statement
FHWA Federal Highway Administration
FRA Federal Railroad Administration
FTA Federal Transit Administration
ICS Intelligent Corridor System
JPA Joint Partnership Agreement
LOI Letter of Interest
LPA Locally Preferred Alternative
LRTP Long Range Transportation Plan
MARAD Marine Administration
MDAD Miami-Dade Aviation Department
MDX Miami-Dade Expressway Authority
MIS Major Investment Study
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MOVE Modal Opportunities for Viable Enterprise
MPO Metropolitan Planning Organization
MCS Miami Central Station
RCC Rental Car Center
RTC Regional Transportation Committee
SFRTA South Florida Regional Transportation Authority
TCRA Tri-County Rail Authority
TIFIA Transportation Infrastructure Finance & Innovation Act
TIP Transportation Improvement Program
TPC Transportation Planning Council
USCG U.S. Coast Guard
USDOT United States Department of Transportation
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