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Brightline West stakeholders visit Brightline Florida

Brightline recently hosted Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo and representatives from the Nevada Department of Transportation and the Southern Nevada Regional Transportation Commission. The delegation took a ride on the rails and heard from the public and private sectors about the economic impact Brightline created.

Governor Lombardo’s tour began in Orlando at Brightline Basecamp (vehicle maintenance facility) and the Brightline Orlando Station in partnership with Orlando Health. Governor Lombardo, Brightline CEO Mike Reininger and Brightline West President Sarah Watterson took Brightline to South Florida, with stops in West Palm Beach and Miami.

Governor Lombardo and representatives from the Nevada Department of Transportation and the Southern Nevada Regional Transportation Commission also had the opportunity to hear from local elected officials and members of the business and tourism communities about Brightline’s impact on tourism and business recruitment, transit-oriented development and connectivity to public transportation systems, including Tri-Rail and Metrorail.

“I enjoyed seeing Brightline’s activities firsthand this week,” said Governor Lombardo. “The positive economic impact of Brightline is clear and I look forward to the benefits this innovative transportation method will bring to Nevada in the near future.”

“Seeing what we’ve built in Florida and understanding its regional impact will help us make Brightline West a success for the Las Vegas region,” said Mike Reininger, CEO of Brightline. “I want to thank Florida leaders for sharing how Brightline is transforming their communities and for the positive exchange of ideas with our Nevada partners.”

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