Brightline Begins Construction On A Portion Of It’s Boca Raton Station

Boca Raton Station. Credit: Brightline.

Inter-city rail provider Brightline has commenced construction of the new Brightline/Downtown Library parking garage for its future Boca Raton Station. Kaufman Lynn Contruction, the general contractor, has started initial work on the site. The project is a partnership between Brightline, the City of Boca Raton and the Federal Railroad Administration, and is projecting to reach completion in the fourth quarter of 2022. This phase of the new station includes the build out of a 4.5 story structure will which house a 455-space parking garage, which includes the necessary parking for Brightline’s Boca station as well as a separate entrance for library parking. Library visitors will have dedicated, covered, parking on the first floor, which will be complimentary. Brightline is expecting to sign contracts for the construction of the Boca station later this month with work expected to commence in early 2022.

Boca Raton Station. Courtesy of Brightline.

“The construction of Brightline’s Boca station parking garage is an integral step in bringing the station closer to the launch of service,” said Brian Kronberg, VP of Development for Brightline. “The community of Boca Raton has shown great enthusiasm and support for this station, which we believe is vital to the connectivity of the communities from Miami to Orlando.”

Boca Raton Station. Courtesy of Brightline.

“So many residents and businesses have discussed how Brightline will be a game changer for Boca Raton, and especially our downtown,” said Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer. “We look forward to the many riders who will come to Boca Raton to add to our thriving businesses and visit the cultural, dining, and shopping attractions in Mizner Park and beyond, and for our residents to connect to a major transportation network from Miami to Orlando. We can’t wait to say all aboard in Boca Raton!”

Boca Raton Station. Courtesy of Brightline.

Brightline currently offers services in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, with plans to wrap up an expansion station in Aventura some time in 2022. The company’s current construction project to Orlando is over 70 percent complete with over 1,300 daily workers on the job tallying more than four million hours of work. Over an eight-year period, Brightline’s corridor between Miami and Orlando will result in $6.4 billion in economic impact and over 10,000 jobs. Construction of the highly anticipated expansion to Orlando is on track to be complete by the end of 2022, ​​with service to begin in early 2023. Moreover, discussions with local stakeholders remain underway regarding expansion to Disney and Tampa. Brightline projects over nine million annual passengers once all Florida stations are completed. The future expansion of MiamiCentral includes a Miami-Dade commuter rail system with stations in Wynwood, the Design District, Little Haiti, North Miami, and FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus.

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1 Comment on "Brightline Begins Construction On A Portion Of It’s Boca Raton Station"

  1. Very cool. I hope they move forward with plans to connect to Tampa.

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