Brightline Ridership Triples Expectations; Miami To Start By End Of April

Brightline passenger count has been much better than expected.

According to CEO Patrick Goddard, ridership in recent weeks has been triple what the company was expecting.

Service to Miami is now expected to start by the end of April, he said.

Goddard made his remarks at a Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce luncheon, according to the SFBJ.

Each train holds 240 passengers, and Brightline had been expecting most revenue to come from Miami to Fort Lauderdale. Analyst Fitch Ratings has said that the company can break even even if they only get 56% of their ridership forecast.