Brightline, expects to revive its daily rail service between West Palm Beach and downtown Miami in November.
Brightline has used its extended hiatus to make its system safer and more accessible to riders, and the company will launch a ride share and shuttle service to take passengers to and from downtown stations with cars using private drivers and even electric golf carts.
Customers will see changes, as passengers will be required to wear masks, and each employee will be required to be vaccinated against COVID.
The Brightline from Miami to Orlando is almost here!.
The high-speed rail has officially passed the halfway mark for construction, as the 170-mile extension from West Palm Beach to Orlando International Airport represents the company’s $4.2 billion dollar investment.
“This is an exciting time for our community and the entire state of Florida,” says Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “Brightline is fulfilling a longtime vision to bring high-speed rail to Central Florida and providing additional transportation options for our residents and our visitors. I look forward to boarding the first Brightline train to Miami from their station at Orlando International Airport.”
Brightline has over 1,000 construction workers for the 170-mile project and will create over 10,000 jobs and over $6.4 billion in economic impact over an eight-year period.
Once the rail is complete, the corridor will connect South and Central Florida making it one of the country’s largest and most significant privately financed infrastructure projects ever created.
The project is expected to be completed by late 2022.
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