Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn to Tour Brightline in Miami and Fort Lauderdale

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn to Tour Brightline in Miami and Fort Lauderdale

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         

Brightline:          

Mike Hicks: Cell: 786-261-1448 / michaelh@louhammond.com

Ali Soule: Cell: 407-257-1838 / asoule@gobrightline.com

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Published at Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:17:00 +0000