Baylink, that old plan to connect Miami with Miami Beach via a light-rail system over the MacArthur Causeway, is poking its finger out through the earth. Not quite risen from the dead yet, it is one of a few rail-based transit options being studied now by Miami Beach and the Miami-Dade MPO to connect the beach with the mainland. The others are a wireless streetcar that runs on batteries by a company called FEVE, a plan for a county-wide system of toll lanes to fund light rail, or a Bus Rapid Transit system, which is basically a bunch of new buses in designated lanes. Picture the South Miami-Dade Busway.
· Miami Beach Baylink | Light Rail | Streetcar [exMiami]
· MB meeting minutes discussing various options, in PDF [Miami Beach]
· A Baylink-esque monorail idea [Miami-Miami Beach Monorail]
· A PDF from 2004 describing Baylink in detail [Miami-Dade]