Brightline Hiring Commuter Rail Project Manager, With Work To Begin In April On Aventura & Boca Stations

Brightline says it is on track to have station construction activities start this month, and is now hiring a project manager for the its planned commuter rail line.

The new manager will be responsible for overseeing design of a commuter rail service between Aventura and Miami that will be introduced in addition to Brightline and FECR freight trains, the job listing says.

Brightline told investors last week that contractors will mobilize and construction will begin in late April at both the Aventura and Boca Raton station sites.

Construction on the rail line that will connect Miami to Orlando also remains on schedule, the company said.

Over 895 workers were engaged to build out Brightline’s system in the month of March, the company said.

Substantial completion of the rail line to Orlando remains on schedule for December 2022, the company said. However, costs for the project increased $3 million to approximately $2.7 billion due to new FDOT signalization requirements.

 

 

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Anonymous
1 day ago

The more connectivity the better!

Anonymous
1 day ago

Notice how fast a private company can get things done? Less than a year and it’s breaking ground, without a bunch of studies. This lets us know that the county drags it feet intentionally.

Anonymous
1 day ago

This project is a product of all those studies and wouldn’t be happening without them being done already.
The private company is just willing to build it, mostly on their dime up-front, for a long-term operating deal. The private company will be making millions in profit off of the government for decades.

Anonymous
13 hours ago

Studies?.. I mean, the tract was already there! Most of these studies are useless and are just mainly lining the pockets of entities who’re hired to do them.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Are we allowed to say Boca winning? Been here 10 yrs+, this is gonna help attract a younger/more diverse crowd and new businesses I hope.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Gee just want I always needed to move to Boca, a train! The youth will continue moving to Miami. Boca’s for old rich people. No amount of train stations is going to change that.

Anonymous
1 day ago

It’s been a good place to raise a family for like fifty years now. Seinfeld just put on a blanket perception similar to how everybody though Miami was a giant drug den from Scarface.

Anon
1 day ago

What happened to Tri-Rail?

Anonymous
1 day ago

Nothing… its still operating.

Anonymous
1 day ago

lol

Anonymous
1 day ago

Exactly, nothing lol. That’s why Brightline was introduced. I wish the state would invest in it, but I’ve never seen anything improved in Tri-Rail in the time I’ve used it.

Anonymous
1 day ago

The route Tri-Rail runs is very stupid and useless. That’s why they want it to tie into MiamiCentral.

Anonymous
1 day ago

It’s run by republicans, what do you expect? They don’t believe in modern transportation infrastructure. It’s why the entire country is crumbling, and the rest of the world has passed us by.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Even if that were the case, you expect Democraps to get anything done? Look at California’s HSR to nowhere.

Anonymous
1 day ago

By your logic, California should be an example for all Republican-leaning states to follow. It has been solidly blue for decades now. Unfortunately, if you have ever lived in CA you know this is not the case. But hey, the Golden State will some decade from now have a high-speed train to Bakersfield!!!!! I am glad that Californian bureaucrats can no longer leech off of me for idiotic pet projects like the high-speed rail to nowhere that is already billions of dollars over budget.

Republican or Democrat, entities that are state-owned tend to be highly bureaucratic, lethargic, and incapable of innovation. A private company like Brightline is responsible to its shareholders and must answer to them for every dollar that they spend. Considering that they have yet to turn a profit, investors are bullish and continue to pour in money because they can see the incredible potential that Brightline has here in Florida.

Anonymous
1 day ago

It’s old, decrepit, with powder blue palm trees painted on it. That’s what happened to it.

Anonymous
13 hours ago

lol….

Anonymous
1 day ago

Tri-Rail is still waiting on Brightline to allow it on its tracks. Miami-Dade gave Brightline $70 mil to build Tri-Rail into their station in downtown, but Brightline has been dragging its feet at finishing the necessary signaling upgrades to allow Tri-Rail to run on its tracks.
They’re so eager to build out the Northeast Corridor, so Tri-Rail Coastal Link will never happen. From the outside, it seems pretty clear that they want to control all the access to that station instead, and therefore, all the profit.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Brightline was under NO obligation to allow Tri-Rail to have access to its property in Downtown Miami. Had Brightline refused access to its property, Tri-Rail southern terminus would have perpetually been at the intermodal center at MIA. Let’s face it, Tri-Rail stations are too removed from the major centers of economic activity and population. Brightline allowing Tri-Rail into their downtown Miami station is going to be a much-needed lifeline for Tri-Rail.

Your gripe is with the Federal Authorities that require these incredibly bureaucratic safety regulations. These same Federal authorities restrict the speed a passenger train can go and where the trains themselves can be built.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Thank you… numbskulls just don’t get it.

Anonymous
1 day ago

We should be spending time and money extending Metromover

Anonymous
1 day ago

We would be spending time and money upgrading Metromover if you want it to go further, which would include the introduction of a fare.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Or we could just invest in public transit entirely and do away with fares for good. A fully free public transit system is an incredible asset for a community, and doesn’t really cost that much more overall. If you look at the farebox recovery ratio, Miami-Dade transit riders only pay around 20% of the total cost anyway.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Try selling that to people in Kendal, Homestead, Hialeah, Miami Gardens, Doral and Coral Gables, and all the other areas of Miami-Dade that will be taxed for a system they will not benefit from in the same way that Downtown Miami / Brickell will. The amount of money that it would take to build a system that hits all areas of the county and the eminent domain lawsuits that would inevitably follow, would be in the tens of billions of dollars. In a fantasy world, yes, a free ride is nice but in our world, nothing is free.

Anonymous
1 day ago

That is completely unrelated to the content of this article.

Metromover is owned by Miami-Dade transit, a countywide entity. Expanding the free Metromover to a comparatively very small area of the county is a tough sell to the rest of the county. The county commissioners representing the areas outside of the City of Miami, look jealously at systems like Metromover and demand similar systems for their districts like the free trolly, even if they are wholly ineffectual.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Guy does it on all articles regardless of topic. He’s got the Metromover Boner.

Anonymous
22 hours ago

What about FLL airport?

Anonymous
13 hours ago

What are you asking about?

Anonymous
1 day ago

It’s time to open the current stations.
Soon, no one will have any credibility in anything at all ever happening with Brightline. Soon it will be called “Gloomline”. Open the WPB, FLL, Miami stations and routes.

Anonymous
1 day ago

I considered that as well, but it may be the case that it costs more for them to restore operations than keeping them mothballed for the time being. The main play for Brightline is Miami – Orlando anyways so until the Orlando line is complete the other stops are merely tokens.