The plan for Brightline to provide high-speed rail continues to develop. The line from West Palm Beach to Orlando is being built. Then, Orlando to Tampa.
The route from Miami to Orlando is expected to be completed and running in 2023. The south Florida route will reach speeds up to 125 miles per hour. From the Orlando station there will be an extension to Walt Disney World, likely by Disney Springs.
The route from Orlando Airport to Tampa along the I-4 corridor. An agreement has been reached on use of the right-of-way along the interstate.
The location for a station in Tampa doesn’t have an address yet, but it’s expected to be built in Ybor City. This would connect Tampa to a station at Orlando International Airport, and then down the east coast to West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami.
The latest information that we now know is that 2028 is the latest projected date for the Tampa/Ybor station. With speeds up to 150 miles per hour, a trip from Tampa to Orlando would take about one hour. On top of a new convenient way to get around the state, the system will created jobs, possibly in the thousands of employees.