Regional Transit in Palm Beach County




The Brightline rails will expand the existing Tri-Rail system in Palm Beach County.

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Florida has been in an aggressive transit development mode, expanding highways, airports, seaports, and adding or expanding train access across the state. Anyone who has driven across the United States can say from personal experience that Florida has one of the most well-maintained and best highway systems, offering swift passage of workers and goods.

South Florida is currently constructing the All Aboard Florida rail line, which will service the Brightline system (www.gobrightline.com) linking Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando with a three-hour rapid transit train line. The Brightline rails will also be used to expand the existing Tri-Rail system connecting Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties with a new Coastal Link (www.tri-railcoastallink.com) running from downtown Miami to downtown Jupiter. This will be the first rail system to directly link the downtown business hubs of the coastal cities. Construction is now underway and the first segment of the Brightline system opens in mid-2017. Potential benefits accrue to the freight system as well via upgrades to the railway, crossing grades and signaling systems.

Palm Beach International Airport is one of the most beautiful airports in the region, constructed using native Florida sandstone. In addition to its unique architecture, it is a U.S Customs and Immigration Port of Entry and handles both passenger and air cargo to national and international locations. Other airports include Boca Raton Municipal, Glades Airport (recreational), Palm Beach County Park Airport (reliever) and North County General Aviation Airport (reliever).

 

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