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Infrastructure

ENSCO Rail awarded rail inspection contract for Brightline

Nov. 28, 2023
The contract will see ENSCO provide Brightline with a comprehensive track condition assessment and enable autonomous condition monitoring of the track infrastructure.
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Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Brightline launches RFP for Treasure Coast station

Oct. 27, 2023
Submissions to Brightline's RFP for the Treasure Coast station are due by Dec. 22.
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Rail

USDOT Secretary Buttigieg rides Brightline

Oct. 19, 2023
Secretary Buttigieg is visiting south Florida to highlight major investments in the area made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
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Shared Mobility

Brightline begins partnership with Mears Transportation to connect travelers to Brightline’s Orlando Station

Sept. 21, 2023
The Mears Transportation fleet will be incorporated into Brightline’s Brightline+, enabling guests to easily plan and book their entire journey within one seamless transaction...
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Infrastructure

Brightline’s Miami-Orlando service to begin Sept. 22.

Sept. 14, 2023
The service was originally supposed to launch Sept. 1 but delays to train testing and caution over Hurricane Idalia’s impact on the Florida region pushed back the opening three...
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Mobile Applications

Brightline unveils new digital experience with redesigned website and mobile app

Aug. 3, 2023
Introduced ahead of expanded service connecting Miami and Orlando, the new digital journey transforms Brightline’s booking process into a fast, dependable system.
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Vehicles

Brightline to begin next round of 110 mph high-speed testing in Brevard County July 28

July 25, 2023
The testing is expected to last a week and is among the final tests underway to prepare for Brightline’s opening to Orlando.
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Vehicles

SFRTA begins testing Tri-Rail trains on FEC Tracks

Brightline has provided authorization for Tri-Rail trains to enter the MiamiCentral Station as part of the testing in preparation for the anticipated start of Tri-Rail service...
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Miscellaneous

Brightline becomes first passenger rail service to partner with Starlink

May 9, 2023
The implementation of Starlink on board its trains is part of Brightline's digital transformation, which focuses on a guest-first experience to elevate each traveler's unique ...
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Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Brightline unveils its Orlando Station

April 21, 2023
The new 37,350 square foot station is located in Orlando International Airport’s new 80,000 sq. ft. Train Station facility and will connect central and south Florida.

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Infrastructure

USDOT approves $2.5 billion in private activity bonds for Brightline West High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail project

Jan. 24, 2024
The $12 billion, 218-mile, high-speed rail line will be a fully electric, zero-emission system and will primarily run along the I-15 median, with trains capable of reaching at...
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Infrastructure

Brightline West, Raleigh to Richmond Commuter Rail awarded federal rail grants

Dec. 6, 2023
The projects were awarded a combined $4 billion and aim to bring a combined 380 miles of passenger rail service into reality.
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Bright Pink arrived in Orlando at 11:05 a.m. on Sept. 22, officially launching Brightline's passenger service connecting Miami and Orlando.
Rail

Brightline service between Miami and Orlando opens

Sept. 25, 2023
The line will not only connect south and central Florida, but it is being heralded as a bellwether for the future of passenger rail travel in the United States.
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Infrastructure

Brightline completes construction of Orlando extension

June 22, 2023
Mayors from Brightline’s station cities in Miami, Aventura, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Orlando gathered to celebrate the Orlando station with a conversation focused on the...
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A Brightline train travels across the St. Lucie Railroad Bridge. Rehabilitation work on the bridge was completed in May.
Rail

Brightline wraps St. Lucie bridge work, begins ticket sales to Orlando

May 30, 2023
An opening date has not been announced, but tickets for late summer through early 2024 are being sold.
Brightline/The Roaming Railfan
A Brightline train traverses the existing St. Lucie River Rail Bridge. Brightline has obtained clearance from the U.S. Coast Guard to temporarily close the waterway in order to perform rehabilitation work on the bridge.
Infrastructure

Brightline cleared to rehab St. Lucie River Bridge

With clearance from the U.S. Coast Guard, the rail company can modernize one of the final pieces of infrastructure needed for its expansion to Orlando.
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Rail

Caltrans, CDFW, Brightline West reach agreement to build wildlife overcrossings

The project will ensure wildlife, in particular big horn sheep, at three high-need locations in San Bernardino County can safety cross over highway lanes and future high-speed...
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Brightline held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Boca Raton station ahead of service starting at the station on Dec. 21.
Rail

Brightline opens Boca Raton, Aventura stations

The South Florida passenger rail service now has five stations between Miami and West Palm Beach.
Broward County Sheriff's Office
Officers and representatives from Brightline, Broward County Sheriff's Office and area law enforcement agencies gathered June 3 for a press conference to highlight Operation Crossing Guard.
Rail

Brightline, Broward County Sheriff team up for ‘Operation Crossing Guard’

June 15, 2022
The effort will take place between June 6-17 and is designed to address the number of motorist and pedestrian fatalities at grade crossings.
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Brightline says Zone 2 of its extension to Orlando “represents one of the most complex and challenging areas for construction in the entire project.”
Infrastructure

Brightline completes Zone 2 of its Orlando extension

The zone is one of four along the 170-mile extension, which is currently 70 percent complete.

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Siemens Mobility
Brightline will begin implementing S3 Passenger, the inventory, ticketing, and reservation system offered by Sqills, a Siemens Mobility subsidiary.
Mobile Applications

Brightline to begin implementing Sqills S3 Passenger

April 17, 2023
The new system will allow Brightline to optimally manage and maximize seat utilization for higher capacity and yields.
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Rail

Brightline collaborating with Valencia College on Industrial Automation Technician program

April 7, 2023
The 22-week program will help prepare students for careers in the rail industry and help students earn nationally recognized industry credentials.
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Rail

Brightline+ announces bi-directional shuttles at two international Florida airports

March 28, 2023
The intercity rail provider announced the new shuttle service operates on a fixed route schedule with designated locations, is trackable and does not require advance reservations...
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Infrastructure

Brightline West, Southern Nevada Building Trades Union and SBCTC sign MOU for southern California to Las Vegas high-speed rail project

March 10, 2023
The agreement will ensure Brightline West will be built with unionized labor in California and Nevada, creating nearly 10,000 construction jobs and career opportunities.
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Technology

Brightline launches revised Bridge Schedule App and website

March 9, 2023
The revised app and website provide mariners with real-time information about the FEC Railway/Brightline rail bridge openings and closures along the New River in downtown Fort...
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Rail

Brightline becomes fastest train in Florida and southeastern United States

March 8, 2023
Brightline reached 130 mph while conducting train testing along its new 35-mile rail corridor between Orlando International Airport and Cocoa, Fla.
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Safety & Security

Brightline completes construction to enhance safety at 48 crossings

March 6, 2023
The project cost $5.4 million, and Brightline received funds from the FRA and partnered with 11 local cities and the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency to fund the improvements...
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Infrastructure

Brightline West agrees to contract with High-Speed Rail Labor Coalition for high-speed rail system project

Feb. 23, 2023
The 218-mile system will connect Las Vegas and southern California within the Interstate 15 right-of-way, with trains capable of speeds of 200 miles per hour.
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Safety & Security

Brightline launches new rail safety campaign and safety PSA building on company’s current initiatives involving education, engineering and enforcement

Feb. 7, 2023
The new PSA and campaign reminds residents their decisions around the tracks will impact others in the community and emphasizes residents to stay off the rail tracks.