Florida: Brightline back on track for Orlando rail extension – for now

By Jim Turner, News Service of Florida, Miami Herald; December 28, 2018

Florida’s fledgling private passenger-rail service has had some reason for holiday cheer.

Days after Brightline got an extra six months to issue $1.15 billion in tax-exempt bonds needed to expand the service from South Florida to Orlando, U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper on Monday tossed a lawsuit by Indian River County that sought to block the “private activity” bonds.

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