Narrow-minded people think pivoting is bad.
A short extension to Port Miami would be very powerful (and would not increase trip times because it was an extension rather than an infill)
Is there any further news on the extension?
I found this detailed article from February which provides better detail on the situation then a subsequent article from May does.
https://www.miamitodaynews.com/2019/02/ ... portmiami/
To make it work economically they would have to be some combination of:
1) subsidies from the cruise operator
2) limited service that was provided only when the port was busy
3) depending on who actually owns the rails it might be that the port should pay for any rail and signal upgrades
4) brightline clearly wants real estate development to help pay for anything they do. I'm not sure how they would achieve this at Port Miami.