Since January 12, 2018, the first part of the BRIGHTLINE rail network is open: MIAMI / FORT LAUDERDALE in 40 minutes!!!! First affordable and convenient way of transportation in Florida.
The project was in preparation for many years: MIAMI / ORLANDO in 3 hours.
This ambitious project will connect the four major hubs of Florida (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando) and reduce traffic, but also reduce the flow of passengers from airports. More than 3 million passengers are expected for the Miami / Fort Lauderdale junction, and about 5.5 million passengers for the second phase of the project to Orlando.
The economic spinoffs are in the order of $ 6.4 billion over the next eight years, Florida will collect more than $ 653 million in taxes for this project by 2021. The profits on this project will not wait, and be at the “rendez-vous” in two or three years. Infrastructures around railway stations such as restaurants, shops, parking and housing are planned, generating employment and economic repercussions.
Indeed, this project wilL generate 5,000 jobs once the construction is complete, and make Florida even more attractive for investors but also develop cities like Fort Lauderdale easier to access for people working in Miami, wishing to stay off of the city for obvious economic reasons. The cost of housing in Miami is very high, so it is now possible, or even more convenient to stay in Fort Lauderdale in particular and in the county of BROWARD in general.
Indeed, the station from Miami is in the center of Downtown, so it is possible to come to work in Miami from further and cheaper, especially since this stop is also close to existing connections such as the Metrorail, Metromover and main bus lines. Projects such as semi-detached houses or low-rent housing will experience some development.
FORT LAUDERDALE STATION