All Aboard Florida’s Brightline unveils 2nd phase safety plans, may delay completion

April 5, 2016

By Jennifer Sorentrue – Staff Writer, Palm Beach Post

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline train service unveiled safety plans on Monday for the second phase of its express route linking Miami to Orlando, but the timeline for when those upgrades will be made depends largely on the tight municipal bond market, company officials said.Website Insert Start Here copy

The safety plans are the first step to silencing train horns from 15th Street in West Palm Beach north to the county line along the Florida East Coast Railway tracks, Brightline officials said. Quiet zone improvements are already under construction from the Broward County line north to 15th Street, where Brightline is building a train storage and maintenance facility.

Mike Reininger, Brightline’s president, said that construction on the service’s second phase — planned between West Palm Beach and Orlando — will depend on the “timing of our financing.”

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