On June 22, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has begun the process to allow for private investment in a high-speed rail connection from Orlando to Tampa.
FDOT, on behalf of the State and the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) is initiating an open, transparent procurement process for any private entities that are interested in leasing FDOT and CFX owned rights-of-way along Interstate 4 for privately funded passenger rail service. Interested parties will have 120 days to submit proposals after the RFP is released. Stayed tuned to this page for updates and developments on this signature high-speed rail project.
"The U.S. has among the worst passenger trains in the world, and we seek to be a big part of the solution to change that. This is a model that is commercialy viable, privately financeable, and can change the fabric of transportation in the country." -Wes Edens, Chairman, Fortress Investment Group (owner of Brightline) More info
High Speed Rail is the fastest, most convenient & reliable form of transportation
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