Thanks to a public-private partnership, Brightline broke ground this morning on its first expansion.
A train will take passengers from downtown Miami to north Miami-Dade County with a station across the street from the Aventura Mall.
Transportation and Finance Committee Chair, Commissioner Esteban Bovo calls this a game-changer.
He envisions multiple stops in between downtown Miami and this new station, which is set to be complete in about a year.
Brightline is planning an eventual expansion to Orlando.
Florida East Coast Industries' Jose Gonzalez says the station and the pedestrian bridge over Biscayne Boulevard should be complete by the fall of 2021.
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