All Aboard Florida’s Self-Propelled Paradigm Shift
“Transformative” is the word that is often used to describe Brightline, the privately funded passenger rail system being built by All Aboard Florida. In many respects, it’s a fitting description, and one of the main reasons for the Coral Gables-based company’s selection as ENR Southeast’s Owner of the Year.
The $2.5-billion rail project is entirely a private-sector effort—the only such transit program currently underway in the U.S.—and aspires to counter South Florida’s long-standing car-centric notion of mobility with modern, brightly colored trains providing fast, amenity-filled service between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, and eventually extending to Orlando and, perhaps, beyond.
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