Brightline Wants To Operate Commuter Rail On Their Tracks

Brightline is considering running commuter rail on their own tracks instead of Tri-Rail, according to the Herald.

The company has taken possession of five trains, and a West Palm Beach to Orlando line won’t be operating until at least 2020.

Brightline has now halted negotiations with Miami-Dade over the Northeast Corridor. According to FDOT, negotiations won’t resume until Brightline begins operations on the Miami to West Palm Beach route.

In turn, FDOT has halted a study that they needed for the route while waiting for negotiations to resume.

Local and state governments have committed $69 million to build a Tri-Rail station at All Aboard Florida’s MiamiCentral.