Here’s when Brightline wants to start local service

ORLANDO, Fla. — Editor’s note: This story is available as a result of a content partnership between WFTV and the Orlando Business Journal.

Brightline has set a target for when it will start passenger service on its Orlando-to-West Palm Beach route.

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The Miami-based intercity rail service said in a January monthly revenue and ridership report that it wants to start revenue service for the 170-mile expansion in second-quarter 2023. Construction on the expansion is 90% complete.

Why this matters: New rail service has the potential to connect business and leisure travelers between Orlando and south Florida. The new service also is expected to add jobs.

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