Tag Archives: Brightline
South Florida’s incomplete mass transit (among other things) inhibits the region’s delusions of grandeur in attracting Californians and New Yorkers
We will have more info on the Miami billboard now in SF soon. It was *not* paid for by @FrancisSuarez / @cityofmiami pic.twitter.com/amO0srDNNN — Rob Wile (@rjwile) February 18, 2021 In recent weeks, south Florida’s elected officials led by Miami Mayor Frances Suarez (a man skillfully adroit enough but also so lacking in actual political […]
Virgin Brightline – more stations or higher speed?
In recent months, more community leaders along the FEC line between Brevard and Miami-Dade counties have vocally discussed the benefits of having a station to service passenger trains in their communities. The Virgin Brightline which is currently serving as a higher-speed luxury brand whisking tourists and commuters from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale and […]
Can the Brightline be used as a commuter train?
Like most curious south Floridians the Brightline higher-speed intra-city train that runs from downtown Miami to West Palm Beach with a stop in Fort Lauderdale has been on my mind. Like many, I have previously used the service on the weekends or holidays, when time isn’t really that critical. I own a Honda Accord Hybrid […]
Virgin Trains USA to launch in Florida
Richard Branson is at it again. Undaunted by the failure of Virgin America (where he was a minority investor but attached the airline to the world famous Virgin brand) and the need to cede operational control of Virgin Atlantic Airlines to Atlanta-based Delta to save the airline (Delta owns the largest percentage of shares in […]
Is the “Brightline effect” poised to change the way we casually travel?
Unveiled to much hullabaloo in southeastern Florida, Brightline has become a sensation. The rail service has wowed customers with higher-speed travel and scintillating service. Now Brightline is looking to change train travel across the nation. Call it the “Brightline effect” Brightline isn’t really for commuters (especially one like me who has a Hybrid and can […]