Joint Use Right-of-Way Agreements for the Miami Metromover System

by Simon Zweighaft, Henningson, Durham & Richardson, Transit Programs, Dallas, TX, USA,
James Moreno, Henningson, Durham & Richardson, Transit Programs, Dallas, TX, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers: Engineering and Management in Major Activity Centers


This paper presents an overview of the right-of-way acquisition process for the Miami automated people mover system (METROMOVER). The cost associated with the acquisition of the necessary right-of-way for the project was one of the significant items in the overall program budget. Inadequate early estimates for the right-of-way costs presented budgetary problems of crisis proportions later during the implementation of the project. The approaches considered in reducing the overall right-of-way acquisition costs are discussed herein and 'lessons' learned in the process are highlighted.

Subject Headings: Land use | Construction costs | Rail transportation | Project management | Systems engineering | Budgets | Urban areas | Miami | Florida | United States

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