About The Brightline Project
Brightline is a private passenger train service that is owned by Wes Edens. The passenger train is currently about to stretch its transportation services to Miami Fl. He is in discussion about providing the transportation services in other areas of the country such as Chicago. It is doubtful that there will be a Chicago to Milwaukee route in the future. Wes Edens’ spokesman has not responded to any such route possibilities. There is already transportation between Chicago and Milwaukee via Amtrak.
About Wes Edens
Wes Edens is the co-CEO of Fortress Investment Group. The company is based in New York City and is the owner of Brightline. Wes Edens mentioned his initial vision for the company was to provide this line of transportation far beyond the state of Florida. The goal is to provide a faster means of travel to places that are too far by car and too short by airplane.
About The South Florida Train
Brightline of south Florida goes as fast as 135 miles per hour and offers faster travel than driving the congested freeway in the are. The train transports passengers from Orlando to Miami and has stops in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Patirck Goddard is the Brightline CEO and he says the company plans to launch the train service across the nation to help traffic congestion issues nationally. He cites Dallas to Houston with the most needed place for this solution.
The other places on Patrick Goddard’s target list are Charlotte to Atlanta and Chicago to St. Louis. Additional places are still being evaluated. During the initiation of the Miami line Wes Edens mentioned he was hoping to take the same trip with the mayors of the other cities they propose to install the train line. When the train starts running, it will first offer eight north and southbound trips every day from the Miami to West Palm Beach stations. Ride fares cost from $10 to $25. Brightline is the nation’s only privately owned and operated passenger train. Development costs were offset by $1.5 billion in tax-exempt financing. Patrick Goddard says the company is also trying to get a $1.75 billion federal loan. Billionaire Nassef Sawiris And Wes Edens To Buy Significant Stake In Aston Villa