All Aboard Florida’s Self-Propelled Paradigm Shift

March 14, 2016 / News Article, South Florida

“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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