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Delivering a Strategic Master Plan through 2050 for Miami-Dade

The Florida Department of Transportation estimates the population of Florida is expected to double from 15.9 million in 2000 to 32.9 million by 2050. During that same period, Miami-Dade County alone is expected to grow from 2.3 million to 4.0 million residents. And it’s expected that nearly 85 million travelers will flow in and out of Miami-Dade’s five airports annually by 2050.

To prepare for these vast growth projections, the Miami-Dade Aviation Department enlisted the help of Ricondo to prepare a Strategic Airport Master Planning Study, called SMP 2015-2050, to identify and assess future air transportation needs for the county. The plan considers ongoing airport system expansion, current capacity enhancement projects, and the future needs for infrastructure improvement, modernization, capacity, and customer service enhancements—while carefully balancing financial affordability, cost control, and environmental stewardship.

Preparing the SMP 2015-2050 included airport activity forecasts; demand-capacity analyses for airfield, terminal, and landside facilities; alternatives development; capital improvement plan updates; and updates to most of the county’s airport layout plans.

Ricondo is also implementing an interim 2035 Master Plan specifically for Miami International Airport to plan for its increased growth in serving international passenger and cargo markets in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. The results of the 2035 Master Plan will help establish a phased capital development program that can be expanded to accommodate the long-term 2050 development plan.

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Miami-Dade Aviation Department

Miami-Dade County, FL

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