Brightline rail service may extend to Jacksonville

Jacksonville is expected to get a new intermodal transit center by 2019

TRD MIAMI /
Jul.July 23, 2016 10:00 AM

Conceptual design of intermodal transit center planned in Jacksonville

The company that is preparing to launch passenger rail service next year between Miami and Orlando via Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach eventually may extend the service to Jacksonville.

All Aboard Florida (AAF), which expects to launch its Brightline passenger rail service by mid-2017, has formed an affiliated company called AAF Jacksonville Segment LLC.

AAF formed the affiliated company to secure rights to run a passenger rail service on the Florida East Coast Railway line between Jacksonville and Cocoa, located east of Orlando in the Cape Canaveral area.

AAF will be looking for ways to expand the Brightline rail service as soon as it begins, according to Mike Reininger, the company’s president and chief development officer.

If AAF does extend Brightline to Jacksonville, it would add an additional mode at a new multimodal transit center scheduled to open in 2019.

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority has committed $40 million to start construction of JAXIS (the Jacksonville Intermodal Station) next January.

The JAXIS site is across the street from the FEC railroad.

The transportation authority and Jacksonville’s Downtown Investment Authority are working together on a master development plan for the surrounding LaVilla neighborhood. [ModernCities.com] Mike Seemuth


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
ADF lawyer Stuart Sobel and Virgin MiamiCentral

Virgin MiamiCentral station developer and builder to pay $10.5M settlement

Daily Digest Miami

Forever 21’s Lincoln Road store among planned closures, downtown Miami office building hits the market: Daily digest

2 MiamiCentral and 3 MiamiCentral

Defunct Facchina sues to collect $4.3M for MiamiCentral office building work

Tim Tebow and his home in South Jacksonville's Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club (Credit: Getty Images, Estately)

Take 2: Tim Tebow pays $3M for second house in gated community in Florida

Richard Branson (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)

Here’s where Virgin Trains is proposing a mixed-use station in Boca Raton

Opportunity Zone in Jacksonville is site of bank-financed apartment development

Richard Branson, Brightline unveil Virgin Trains at MiamiCentral

South Florida by the numbers: Riding Brightline

arrow_forward_ios