South Florida Awaits Traffic Relief and Weeknight Fun
April 26, 2017
Monday Morning Meeting
It’s Monday morning, you are meeting a potential client for lunch at City Place in Palm Beach. Living by the University of Miami, should you leave at 8:00am or even earlier? Who is to know and last Friday’s drive up to the concert at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach had you reaching for aspirin instead of a glass of champagne before taking your seat for the show. Now imagine hopping on the MetroRail from your apartment, connecting to Brightline at MiamiCentral and on the way to West Palm Beach leaving the Express Lane in the dust. No reason to even drive on U.S. 1, dubbed “Useless 1” by many.
Later this summer, Brightline train service will be an easy option to make that lunch meeting in West Palm Beach or evening concert. South Florida rush hour times (7-9am and 4-7:30pm) will be a non-issue as one of the five trainsets effortlessly moves north with reserved seating. Maximizing efficiency and taking cars off the road, a commute on Brightline means you can check e-mail and finalize the presentation on your laptop or simply tune into your favorite Netflix show. Free Wi-Fi rocks.
Tuesday Night at the Ball Park
Everyone loves an evening at the ballpark and Giancarlo Stanton has been on a homerun streak. You check for tickets and there are great seats available for tonight’s game. But the thought of leaving your downtown Fort Lauderdale office, sitting in I-95 traffic has you reconsidering a drive down to the Marlin’s Park.
Later this season a trip to the baseball game in downtown Miami will not involve Miami traffic problems. Season ticket holders and last minute fans from Broward and Palm Beach Counties can take Brightline to MiamiCentral where they can connect with city transportation or their preferred rideshare provider and not miss an inning.
“The Marlins are off to an exciting start and of course the Heat at American Airlines Arena will soon take to the court again – traffic is no excuse for missing the action,” shares Brightline Chief Marketing Officer Julie Edwards. “Planning activities between the tri-county area during the week without having to be concerned about traffic on I-95 or the turnpike will be quite welcomed.”
Thursday at the Museum
Once school is out, families are always looking for activities to keep the kid entertained. Summer in South Florida means rainy and humid afternoons and air-conditioned amusement is a must. Living near the Fort Lauderdale Brightline Station, parents can take a day off for a train ride and trip to Palm Beach to visit the lovely museums.
Brightline’s service later this summer drops riders off just a short rideshare or bus ride from the world-class Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. The Norton is a favorite spot for families to take in different works and special exhibits or perhaps a visit across the bridge to the legendary Flagler Museum on Palm Beach.
“Brightline’s express train service is making our communities much more connected in every facet,” continues Edwards. “Basing decisions on rush hour and Miami traffic patterns will soon be a thing of the past.”