Travelling can be a headache, especially during the morning and evening rush hours. Usually, moving from Miami to Fort Lauderdale takes about 30 minutes. This happens during the off-peak hours when there is minimum traffic on the roads. During the rush hours, the scenario changes. This short period drive can take even up to an hour or more, especially if there’s an accident or construction work on the highway. This often leads to inconveniencing commuters as they cannot control some of the predisposing conditions that lead to the extended time on the roads. However, this situation is expected to change following the introduction of Brightline train that is operated by Fortress Investment Group.
The travel hectic for people who want to travel between Miami and Fort Lauderdale has been eliminated following the introduction of the privately owned passenger train in May early this year. When Fortress Investment Group launched the train at the beginning of the year, they aimed to see the traveling in Florida become comfortable and less time-consuming. This train was initially operating between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. It later started operating the Magic City route in a bid to give the residents an eco-friendly traveling option.
The Fortress Investment Group owned trains have been very impactful on traveling in Florida. They take an average of 30 minutes to move between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. The train crew also offers travelers a variety of services to make the ride as comfortable as possible. For instance, travelers have access to Wi-Fi and power ports to charge their devices. There are also lounges and eating places inside the train making traveling an enjoyable experience where everything is under one roof.
Fortress Investment Group intends to introduce Brightline to other cities in the country. Wes Edens, who is one of the co-founders of Fortress Investment group has often spoken about plans to extend the Miami to Palm Beach travel to Orlando. This will be an incredible fete once implemented considering that Orlando is almost 235 miles away from Palm Beach. This project is expected to take a few years for full completion. Once in operation, the train is scheduled to travel to Orlando in about two hours as it will be moving at about 125 miles per hour.
Fortress Investment also plans to cover routes such as between Dallas and Houston, Atlanta and Charlotte and between Chicago and St Louis. There are also plans to connect Chicago and Milwaukee, but this will be after the other areas have been connected.