Premiere Design Solutions currently serves as the prime consulting firm for Miami-Dade Transit (MDT). MDT is the 14th largest public transit system in the USA, and the largest transit agency in the state of Florida.
MDT operates a transportation system which consists of four major components: the Metrobus fleet, connecting most areas of Miami-Dade county; Metrorail, an electrically-powered, elevated, rapid-transit heavy rail system stretching 24.6 miles; Metromover, a 4.4-mile elevated people mover that serves the downtown central business district of Miami; Special Transportation Service (STS), designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities unable to use regular transit services.
Overall, MDT moves over 353,000 daily (weekday) boardings on Metrobus, Metrorail, Metromover and STS combined.
PDS is the prime consultant on this multi-year contract for Continuous Professional Services for Federally Funded Projects, to develop transit facilities funded through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
The scope of work includes but is not limited to: technical and operation planning, transit studies, environmental impact statements, permitting, surveying, fire/life/safety consulting, cost estimating, structural, geotechnical, industrial, electrical, systems and mechanical engineering, architecture, transit and transportation planning in accordance with FTA requirements, design criteria, support negotiation of full funding grant agreements, plan & specification reviews, design of new transit facilities, construction engineering and inspections, value engineering, project cost estimates and traffic studies.