MIAMI — One year after the Brightline commuter rail line unveiled its downtown MiamiCentral station, an Unveiling 2.0 is scheduled this week as the company formally rebrands itself Virgin Trains USA, The SunSentinel reports.
British billionaire and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson Branson is scheduled to appear in Miami at a time where the rail line is seeking to raise $1.5 billion in bond funding to build an extension to Orlando.
Branson is joining the South Florida rail fray with plans to help shore up transit options. The Brightline trains that now serve the downtown areas of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach would extend to Orlando, Tampa, and even Disney World. For the full story, click here.