Brightline, the new privately-run passenger train service in Florida, carried its first paying passengers this past Saturday. For now, trains are only running between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. The trip takes 40 minutes on Brightline, compared to 60 minutes on nearby Tri-Rail commuter trains or as much as two hours driving in rush hour traffic. Brightline expects to extend service to downtown Miami later this year.
Phased Network Approach White Paper
Our new white paper details our market-based model for building high-speed rail in the Midwest. Building segments of high-speed line in phases as part of a regionwide network allows each investment to serve a much broader area making the whole network more viable and building a stronger constituency.
March 24, 2018
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Save the Date! Maggiano's Little Italy Chicago 111 W. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60654
November 03, 2018 to November 11, 2018
The best way to see how fast, frequent and dependable trains transform communities is to ride them and see the cities they serve.
Over the years, members of the Midwest High Speed Rail Association have traveled to see high-speed rail and transit systems in Europe and Asia. Each of the trips has been insightful and motivating. We have also made important business connections along the way.
Hopefully, you can join us on the next tour: Italy in November of 2018. The main tour begins in Rome on November 3 and ends in Rome on November 11. Rick Harnish will be your tour leader.