Business View Civil and Municipal | September 2022

7 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 3, ISSUE 9 BRIGHTLINE HOSTS CONSTRUCTION MILESTONE “TOPPING- OFF” CEREMONY AT BOCA RATON STATION The 22,000-square-foot station and platform is expected to open for service in December 2022 B OCA RATON, Fla. Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America, along with its contractor Kaufman Lynn, hosted the “topping-off” ceremony for its Boca Raton station and parking garage located at 101 NW 4th Street. Brightline’s president, Patrick Goddard, was joined by Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer, Kaufman Lynn Construction President Chris Long, and city council members. The event signifies a milestone event as the vertical and structural work has been completed and the focus now shifts towards completing the interiors. The Topping Off event will be commemorated with a ceremonial signing of a beam inside the train station. “Our construction teams are working across South Florida and throughout the state to connect Florida like never before and we can’t wait to connect to Boca,” said Patrick Goddard, president of Brightline. “Boca which has become a hub for technology and innovation, and the new station will allow us to connect visitors and locals to this thriving city with modern, eco-friendly transportation.” Once completed, the station will be Brightline’s fourth in the state, connecting travelers in Boca Raton to Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Brightline’s fifth expansion station in Aventura will also open in 2022 followed by service to Orlando in 2023. Brightline’s expected OPENING L INES