Business View Civil and Municipal | September 2022

8 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 3, ISSUE 9 Our residents and business know how much it means to be a key part of a major transportation network to launch passenger service to Boca Raton before the end of the year. Located on a 1.8-acre site across from Mizner Park and adjacent to the downtown library, Brightline’s Boca station will feature 22,000 square feet of space which will include its signature autonomous MRKT and SMART and PREMIUM lounges. The station will provide a quick and seamless experience. Once the traveler exits the station building they will be immediately greeted by the platform and access level boarding onto the train. A 455-space parking garage will service Brightline’s Boca station and visitors to the library, who will have dedicated, covered, and complimentary spaces on the first floor. “It’s a game changer for Boca Raton to have a Brightline station in our downtown,” said Mayor Scott Singer. “Our residents and business know how much it means to be a key part of a major transportation network. We’re excited to see the line build out to Orlando and possibly beyond.” The construction of the Boca Raton station is unique as Brightline is partnering with the City of Boca Raton and the Federal Railroad Administration and received a CRISI grant for $16.4M. Along with this grant, Brightline has an obligation to build Buy America Compliant, which means all the products used for the construction of this station have been manufactured within the United States. Brightline’s Boca Raton station will provide a major boost to the local economy. Approximately 1.8 million visitors annually by 2025 will use Brightline to visit Boca Raton and are projected to contribute up to $10.9 million annually in local spending. About Brightline Brightline was recognized by Fast Company as one of the Most Innovative Companies in travel, offering a guest-first experience designed to reinvent train travel and take cars off the road. Brightline plans to bring its award-winning service to additional city pairs and congested corridors across the country that are too close to fly and too long to drive, with immediate plans to connect Las Vegas to Southern California. For more information, visit