Mayor Seiler And Community Leaders Make Their Mark At Brightline’s Fort Lauderdale Station
May 19, 2016
On May 13, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler and community leaders joined in celebration of reaching a major milestone at the Brightline Fort Lauderdale station – the first concrete pour of the signature V columns. Construction workers had just finished pouring the concrete when members of the community were invited to leave their marks in it by signing their initials along with the signature Brightline loop.
“We have received such strong support for Brightline from the Mayor, Commissioners and community leaders here in Fort Lauderdale. We invited them to leave their mark on one of our iconic V columns that will become part of the station structure and face of downtown Fort Lauderdale,” said Julie Edwards, Brightline’s chief marketing officer, who led the event.
The V columns will be a distinctive part of the Fort Lauderdale and South Florida transportation landscapes for years to come —elements that commuters, out-of-state visitors and others riding Brightline’s train service will notice and remember. The Brightline station, located at NW 2nd Avenue, between Broward Boulevard and NW 4th Street, was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) in association with Zyscovich Architects. Moss & Associates is the general contractor, overseeing the building of the station.
“I’ve been enthusiastic about this project since it first came alive here in Fort Lauderdale. It is a fantastic project for the city, also great for Broward County and South Florida. This project is going to connect the state of Florida and help us be more involved in transportation solutions,” said Mayor Seiler.
The Brightline rail service will provide express, inter-city passenger service between West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami beginning in summer 2017 — with service to Orlando coming in a later phase. Encompassing 60,000 square feet, the Brightline Fort Lauderdale station is conveniently located downtown with quick connections to the Broward County Transit system and Sun Trolley, as well as the planned Tri-Rail station and Wave Streetcar.
Passengers will be able to use Brightline and the Fort Lauderdale destination to connect to an array of entertainment, shopping, cultural and amusement opportunities. The station itself will include a lobby, elevated guest lounge, Wi-Fi, ample parking and more.
Learn more about Brightline’s Fort Lauderdale station and see footage of this event plus interviews by using the video player.