west point wrote: ↑Sun Nov 07, 2021 2:02 pm From what has been said on the videos the Cane Creek bridge or Jupiter bridge will be the project that determines when the route will open. IMO Brightline should speed up those projects as soon as feasible to start service sooner. Once all the track and signals are operational PTC tests can then begin even if those bridges are not complete ? Maybe reduced service until bridges are complete ???Brightline seems ridiculously patient. It shut down longer than anything else I can think of in Florida for the pandemic. Depending on how you define "they", they are making money whether the the trains run or not, as long as there is a good forecast.
Granted, commuter rail is not running full in other parts of the country, which is what Brightline is at this point, Miami to West Palm. But it's also a bit more than commuter, and Florida is seasonal. Amtrak Autotrain seems to be booked up.