All Aboard?

All Aboard Florida is a private company that is planning to run its Brightline high speed passenger train service the 66 miles from Miami to West Palm Beach, an area that is currently dependent almost entirely on automobiles. By 2020, this company hopes to extend its service to Orlando Airport, 168 miles north of West Palm Beach. In the current political and financial climate, this project fits the bill, as Congress has repeatedly failed to raise new taxes or find long-term sources of money to pay for existing infrastructure needs, and most states lack the financial resources to venture forth with new public works projects. This article discusses the necessity of All Aboard Florida to become profitable in order to serve as a model for infrastructure development; how the company set the stage for its current venture in terms of financing, the political backing it has received, as well as challenges from its critics.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 32-38
  • Serial:
    • Governing
    • Volume: 31
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: e.Republic Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0894-3842

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01669212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 2018 9:09AM