Brightline, Florida’s private-sector passenger railroad, will introduce Brightline+ “door-to-door service.” In addition, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board has approved a fareless plan for K-14 students; and MTA New York City Transit recently celebrated a newly trained class of subway conductors as part of a push to rebuild its frontline workforce.
Brightline, Florida’s private-sector passenger railroad, will restore service between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach in the first half of November, President Patrick Goddard has reported.
Senate Approves Infrastructure Bill, Which Moves to the House—Where it Could Sit (UPDATED AUGUST 11)
The U.S. Senate on Aug. 9 passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill by a 69-30 count. The legislation now moves on to the House, where it could sit for months.
Brightline, Florida’s private-sector passenger railroad that is building a line from West Palm Beach to Orlando International Airport (MCO), continuing west to Walt Disney World and Tampa, has been spared from missing a July 31 deadline imposed by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The project will still take longer to complete than originally projected, but is proceeding.
Brightline Holdings has bought 110 acres of land at the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard for a Brightline West terminal, part of its planned $8.4 billion high speed rail project connecting Las Vegas and Southern California.
Brightline West has decided not to seek state-based private activity bonds in 2021 to help finance construction of its high speed rail project connecting Las Vegas and Southern California.
Brightline has selected Orlando, Fla.-based Radixx, a Sabre company, for online retailing and marketing; and Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) is launching a new payment method on its Mobile Tickets app.
Christine Kefauver is joining Brightline Trains as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, while Eric Hosey is taking on the Vice President of Operations position at R.J. Corman Railroad Company, LLC.
Virgin Enterprises, Britain, has launched legal proceedings against U.S. private passenger rail operator Brightline to recoup $ 251.3 million it says it is owed after Brightline pulled out of a 20-year deal to use the Virgin brand.
Brightline has tapped its former President and Chief Development Officer to lead the newly formed Brightline Holdings; railroad contracting, consulting and engineering firm FMW Solutions LLC has hired Directors of Special Projects and Safety and Compliance.