Metro-Dade County
Miami, FL, U.S.

Miami Mass Transit System

On April 17, 1986, amid great fanfare, the Miami Metromover was opened to the public. The ribbon-cutting ceremony came 10 years after the project was first conceived and 58 months after Fluor began construction.

Miami's Metromover is the nation's first fully automated inner-city transit system.

Client's Challenge

To meet the public transportation needs of its inner-city residents, the Metromover's 12 automatic cars accommodate 96 passengers and operate on a 1.9-mile loop guideway at speeds up to 30 miles per hour, taking 10 minutes to complete a round trip.

Fluor's Solution

Fluor served as construction manager and teamed with Westinghouse Electric Corporation, who had turnkey responsibility for the $148 million project.

Often working over ongoing traffic on streets and sidewalks below, Fluor was on constant alert to ensure the safety of the public while maintaining the project schedule.


Upon the successful completion of construction, Fluor was selected to provide follow-on contract for the total facilities maintenance services to include Fluor's computerized maintenance.