Wes Eden’s Brightline Train Is Making Traveling Around Florida Faster And Easier
Anyone who has ever tried to travel around Florida knows that it could be a nightmare. The commute between Miami to Fort Lauderdale logistically should only take about a half of an hour. However, that is rarely the case. During rush hour that short distance can easily take an hour and factor in an accident or other problems, and the travel time can easily triple.
This is where Wes Eden and his train Brightline figure into the equation. Wes Eden, co-CEO of Fortress Investment Group based in New York, has created the only privately owned and privately operated railway system in the United States. Brightline was created to relieve the traffic problems and help people to travel to places that are too close to take a plane and are too long of a drive.
The first route established was between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Miami was soon added as another stop on the route. The Fort Lauderdale Maimai route takes roughly 30 minutes on the Brightline depending on the direction being traveled. The plans are in the making to extend the route to Orlando. This would cut travel time to Orland to under two hours.
Even though Brightline was created to make traveling easier, passengers will not be giving up on comfort and luxury. Passengers will enjoy complimentary wifi. There are power outlets for plugging in devices as well as USB plugs. There is plenty of leg room and leather seats for comfort. Passengers will find that they do not need to squeeze down the aisles. They are extra wide for easy walking. Food services are also available.
There are other states where Wes Edens feels that Brightline would benefit. Under discussion are routes between Dallas and Houston, Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina, and Chicago and St. Louis. Sorry Bucks fans, Edens has no plans for a route between Chicago and Milwaukee. Nevertheless, Brighline is gaining in popularity and commuters are enjoying hassle-free travel.
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