Florida Transportation Officials Place Brightline Under the Gun

“According to FDOT, this is the sixth request for an extension of lease negotiations for Brightline to build a rail line in a highway right-of-way. But those negotiations were halted March 27, 2020, after Gov. Ron Desantis issued an executive order stopping Brightline’s and other such processes around the state, due to the pandemic. Two days before that, Brightline suspended its trains between downtown Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach (see map above). The railroad has continued construction on its extension to Orlando Airport, which is now reported to be more than half-finished.” See More . . .

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Text Source: https://www.railwayage.com/passenger/intercity/florida-transportation-officials-place-brightline-under-the-gun/?RAchannel=news
By: David Peter Alan, Contributing Editor (Railwayage.com)

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