Boca Raton’s Planning and Zoning Board voted last week to recommend approval of a design for a new Brightline station.
The project will now move to the city council for a final vote. It is scheduled to be heard at a meeting on August 24.
Preliminary work on the station is already underway, Brightline said yesterday.
A temporary parking lot and community garden that will enable station construction are on track for completion in August 2021.
A parking garage was released to contractors for bid earlier this month, and the station itself is expected to be released shortly.
The Federal Railroad Administration plans to award approximately $16.5 million toward the project. A pre-award approval was issued to Brightline on July 7, enabling the company to place an order for the necessary track material.