Coming This Summer to Florida: America’s First New Private Passenger Rail System in 100 Years

Posted on January 13, 2017

By: Henry Grabar, Money Box

It’s Friday afternoon, and Google Maps is telling me that the 70-mile drive from Downtown Miami to West Palm Beach will take two hours.

This summer, I’ll be able to do it in half that time on a new, intercity passenger rail service called Brightline. It will be the first privately owned passenger rail operation to open in the United States in more than a century, and its trains—the first of which arrived in Florida this week—will whisk thousands of passengers a day along the car-choked coastal strip of South Florida….

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