Brightline is finally moving forward with construction of a brand new rail line from Miami to Orlando, after years of planning.
The company finalized bids last week from three contractors to lay rail lines from Orlando International Airport to their existing tracks in Cocoa, according to WFTV.
Construction of the new line will be separated into several different sections, each with its own contractor. Brightline says that they now have financing to build the route.
In the past few years, nine lawsuits have been filed by opponents of the project. Eight have already been thrown out, and Brightline is confident the ninth won’t stop it.
Service is expected to begin in 2021.
The station at Orlando’s airport is already complete: