Press Release

May 04, 2016

Brightline final plans approved for Brevard, Indian River and all the Treasure Coast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

BRIGHTLINE FINAL PLANS APPROVED FOR BREVARD, INDIAN RIVER AND ALL THE TREASURE COAST

MIAMI – Brightline, an intercity passenger rail service in Florida, today made the following statement about the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) review and approval of the company's final grade crossing design plans for Brevard and Indian River counties. 

"Today we have achieved another significant step towards the completion of our project. Consistent with our initial commitment to the Treasure Coast, we provided final engineering plans that included safety improvements for FRA’s review. The agency has now completed its review of our plans for Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Brevard counties and affirmed that we are in full compliance with applicable requirements.

“The attached letter from the FRA’s Office of Railroad Safety confirms that our efforts will indeed allow us to construct a safe and compliant railroad. We look forward to starting service mid-2017.”

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