The Purple Line project is the first of what we hope will be a series of urban projects aimed at addressing transit issues currently plaguing Miami. As of now, it will be installed near Midtown and the Design District. The Purple Line is a pop-up urban installation - specifically a pop-up transit station.
The goal of the installation is to create awareness of the need to improve transit services throughout Southeast Florida by temporarily creating a conceptual transit station in a central location along existing, underutilized rail line. The Purple Line will provide a strong visual and symbolic representation of the connectivity, convenience and activity that a transit station would bring to this rapidly growing city. Because it is a community driven, collaborative effort, we also hope to inspire the recognition that individuals have important roles and responsibilities in the development of their communities.
U+Transit, or Your Urban Transit is a movement addressing transportation issues and the disconnect between "solutions" and citizen action, needs, and wishes.
This is the motivation behind Miami's Purple Line project, U+Transit's first. We hope to continue creating similar projects or better yet, inspiring others to address their local transit issues through community-driven initiatives.