Brightline Florida to extend to Tampa

" Brightline became the nation’s first private passenger rail to launch in a century when it started its 67-mile service between Miami and West Palm Beach in 2018. It launched with private backing and plans to develop commercial and residential hubs around its stations.

Service was extended to Orlando last year with much fanfare."

" Last year, Tampa obtained a federal grant to launch an office dedicated to accelerating big transit projects. Among the priorities is transforming the area around what would be Brightline’s Tampa station “into an urban, walkable neighborhood,” according to the city’s grant application. The $25 million project is estimated to take three years."