Largest municipal bond sale next week is $1.75 billion for All Aboard Florida

November 8, 2015

The largest deal to hit the U.S. municipal market next week is $1.75 billion of private activity bonds to help fund All Aboard Florida, a 235-mile (378 km) passenger rail project that will connect Miami to Orlando.Website Insert State Supported Passenger Trains copy

The bonds will be sold by the Florida Development Finance Corporation, a state authorized issuer of industrial revenue bonds, and the sale will be managed by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

All Aboard Florida is a privately owned, operated and maintained passenger rail system with stations planned in Miami to Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and the Orlando International Airport.

The express train is expected to take approximately three hours, move at speeds up to 125 mph (201 kph), and be completed by early 2017.

Read the full story from Reuters reporter Robin Respaut by clicking here.


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