Brightline ridership continues to hit record levels, as it nears completion of an extension to Orlando.
The company is also making progress on a local commuter rail line in Miami-Dade and Broward, according to a report released yesterday to investors.
Brightline said it carried 100,116 passengers in August 2022 – a 35% increase compared to the last pre-pandemic August in 2019. Ticket revenues were 62% higher than 2019.
Ridership has been rising through 2022 (it was 64,243 in January 2022), although it was higher in July (111,582).
The company said that engineer HNTB moved to the next phase of design work for a commuter rail line in Miami-Dade last month, commencing 30% level rail infrastructure and platform drawings.
In Broward, the county commission voted August 25 to spend $15.5 million to further advance the commuter rail project there.
Aventura and Boca Raton stations remain on schedule to open in 2022.
Brightline’s extension to Orlando is now 83% complete. A vehicle maintenance facility in Orlando was completed in August, and two of our four construction zones are now substantially complete. Nine of ten trainsets have also now been delivered.