Florida’s Brightline passenger rail expands on success

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; September 9, 2019

Work with what is there. That usually is the calling following one of two things: an awful haircut or a bad paint job. Workers on Florida’s Brightline project, however, never felt more empowered being the second one in, and so far the private venture, the first of the passenger rail variety in the U.S. in over 100 years, cannot get enough of expansion.

Brightline, which uses track from Florida East Coast Industries, ripped the seal off its first project in December 2018, and currently Phase 2, which links West Palm Beach to the Orlando International Airport, is in full swing while a third project, Orlando to Tampa, is almost ready to see action.

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