Both private and public land owners that control property along the Brightline/FEC Railway corridor will be permitted to respond to the RFP.
The company will host meetings with potential applicants in November.
Submissions are due December 26. Brightline will then begin evaluations, with a goal of entering negotiations with the property owners in the first quarter of 2024.
The potential site must be big enough to accommodate a platform of at least 500 feet, the RFP states. It also must have space for at least 200 parking spaces, along with room for pick up and drop off, rideshare, and/or local bus/trolley.
Renderings of Brightline’s Boca Raton and Aventura stations were included in the RFP documents.
The company noted that it was able to obtain the land rights in a lease of just $1 per year in Boca (and $1 per month in Aventura), while also obtaining “significant capital contributions toward the design, engineering and construction of these stations.”