‘Transformative’ Transportation Options Set To Be Announced For Miami In Q4, Brightline VP Says

Brightline is set to announce “a few surprises” in the fourth quarter that will transform the way people get around Miami, according to a Vice President of the company.

Jonathan Hopkins, Brightline’s Vice President of mobility, promised that the new announcements would ease the way which people get around South Florida in a “sustainable and multimodal” fashion.

Hopkins joined the company in June.

Writing on Twitter, Hopkins said that he was excited for the upcoming announcements. “I have a pretty high bar for what great multimodal & carfree/carefree amenities look like,” he said.

Brightline’s three-block MiamiCentral hub will welcome millions of people into the heart of downtown Miami when it reopens in a few months, according to Hopkins.

The MiamiCentral hub is unique in the U.S., according to Hopkins. “One would be hard pressed to find a more multimodal transit hub in all of America,” he said.

The transit options at or within a block of MiamiCentral will include Tri-Rail, Metromover, Metromover, bus, and Brightline high speed rail, Hopkins added.

Tri-Rail has been waiting for completion of a Positive Test Control safety system on the Brightline tracks before it can open its station at MiamiCentral. Testing is currently underway.

 

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Prefer the term “iconic”

Anonymous
1 month ago

GAME-CHANGER!

Anonymous
1 month ago

bruuhhhhhh just get tri rail open so you can have a reduced price option. Thats all we want lmao

Anonymous
1 month ago

It sounds like they will be announcing the locations for the NE corridor, which for sure needs a location in between Wynwood and Edgewater around 29th street. Maybe they are also announcing that the Tri-Rail will be able to operate in the station, finally? If they are really talking about “car-free,” though, that also includes tree-lined streets for people to walk to stations and protected bike lanes for electric vehicles. I hope this “high-bar” of multi-modal solutions includes ped and bike infrastructure.

Edge water man
1 month ago

Anywhere between 27th street and 29th street. 🙏🙏🙏🙏

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hopefully its the East-West rail corridor plans! That connection is sorely needed and busses along an interstate gutter just aren’t going to cut it

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is gotta be TRANSFORMATIVELY ICONIC!

Brooklyn
1 month ago

Lazy of the author of this article. Is there no more information on Tri rails testing to report? They have been testing for 24 months.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nothing to report. Brightline/FEC is currently testing their system. Once they complete something like 100 hours of error free testing the FRA comes in and certifies the system. At that point once Brightline is ready to resume their service on an operational level, they will. Then Tri-Rail needs to conduct interoperability testing to ensure their PTC system works with the PTC system FEC uses. Once that’s all complete only then can Tri-Rail run revenue trains into downtown.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Look, we have to test the report that’s doing the testing on this test.

– MDTA

Anonymous
1 month ago

Put an Eataly in the hub.

Anonymous
1 month ago

another parrot mentioning Eataly again…geez

Anonymous
1 month ago

its becoming like the shore power thing

Anonymous
1 month ago

If Tri-Rail was a private company Brightline with never have been able to put a hold it’s travels to downtown Miami. Politics!!!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Seems like Metro rail is finally getting expanded to Miami Gardens area- the county is taking bids
https://www.miamitodaynews.com/breaking/4-firms-compete-for-miami-to-miami-gardens-elevated-rail/

Azarius
1 month ago

They need to start planning for the hyperloop now maybe we’ll get one in 5” years

Azarius
1 month ago

50

Paul
1 month ago

How are Brightline trains going to overtake Tri-Rail or other commuter trains? Are they going to add tracks or will the commuter stations be offset from the main tracks?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Track 1-3 are for Brightline and 4-5 for Tri-Rail in the station. There’s 2 main tracks north of 14th Street up to where Tri-Rail will split west and Brightline continues north near 71st Street. It’s only about 4 miles of shared trackage and the dispatchers can make it happen quick and easily.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Maybe brightline is going to add separate train sets for the local areas. There was some mention of that possibility when the announcement of the new local stations were made ?

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s sad that they just don’t care about rail service in South Dade homestead Florida City area

Anonymous
1 month ago

Maybe because we need Tri-Rail service for Kendall, and Metrorail service for FIU and Miami Beach first before building new lines for less dense and higher traffic areas?

Anonymous
14 days ago

South Dade has Golden level BRT being built by 2024. They don’t need rail if they have BRT.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Sounds like a sales pitch, rumor is its for sale.

Greg Keats
1 month ago

Hopefully Brightline will stop blocking Uber and only allowing Lyft to book rides from the station. Lyft sucks, the drivers don’t show or pick up other people on the way. It’s not Uber and I won’t use it. Brightline, wake up, if you want happy riders, stop blocking Uber on your station wifi. Oh and if you want to say just turn off wifi and use cell? HA! Try and get a signal anywhere around the brightline station good luck.

Anonymous
1 month ago

And already a light’s out….

Anonymous
1 month ago

Do not be lame like Kanye. Just release the details now.

Anonymous
29 days ago

In the sixth paragraph it says
“The transit options at or within a block of MiamiCentral will include Tri-Rail, Metromover, Metromover, bus,…”
I think you meant to say MetroRail instead of metromover twice.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Mag lev?

POLO
1 month ago

Flying cars? LOL

Anonymous
1 month ago

no, flying cars no , they’re going to expand 395 to connect with the brightline station, that will be great news

Shawn Kouri
1 month ago

I wonder what these announcements are going to be.