Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn to Tour Brightline in Miami and Fort Lauderdale
***NOTE: Space is limited: media RSVP required by August 21, Tampa media RSVP to Ashley Bauman ***
WHAT: City of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Tampa-based officials will tour Brightline in Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
Brightline is the only privately-funded, express, inter-city passenger rail service in the United States. Mayor Buckhorn will meet with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, along with Brightline executives.
As one of the nation’s fastest growing regions, Tampa is a natural extension for Brightline. Brightline is currently engaged in the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) RFP process to allow for private investment in a high-speed rail connection from Orlando to Tampa.
WHEN: Thursday, August 23, 2018
8:37 a.m. – Mayor Buckhorn and Tampa delegation depart Tampa for Miami on AA flight #1118
10:15 a.m. – Delegation arrives at MiamiCentral via shuttle bus (provided by Brightline)
10:30 a.m. – Delegation tours MiamiCentral and adjacent transit oriented development
11:30 a.m. – Lunch and presentation at Brightline office by President and COO Patrick Goddard
1:13 p.m. – Delegation takes Brightline to Fort Lauderdale station and tours station
2:39 p.m. – Delegation takes Brightline to MiamiCentral
3:45 p.m. – Group departs MiamiCentral for airport on Metrorail Orange Line
5:34 p.m. – Mayor Buckhorn and members of depart Miami on AA flight #2624
NOTE: Media RSVP required by August 21
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