High-speed rail bill opposed by Brightline clears first hurdle

Posted on November 14, 2017

By: Jennifer Sorentrue, Palm Beach Post

As All Aboard Florida’s Brightline prepares to launch service between West Palm Beach and Miami, a proposed bill regulating the company’s passenger trains and similar high-speed rail projects cleared its first hurdle on Tuesday, winning the support of a Senate committee.

The decision came as All Aboard Florida officials said the company is set to start construction early next year on the second phase of its project connecting West Palm Beach and Orlando. Introductory service between West Palm Beach and Miami is set to begin by the end of the year, although the company has not released its price structure or its train schedule…

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