The website wingsjournal.com recently published an article on its website dated June 18, 2018, entitled, “Wes Edens and Brightline: The future looks brighter for South Florida Commuters.”
Wes Edens, co founder of private equity firm Fortress Investment and co owner of the Milwaukee Buck NBA Franchise, has recently focused his efforts on providing an affordable and time saving venture with Brightline Smart Service.
Brightline Smart Service is the only privately owned and operated passenger train system in the country which Edens has invested time and energy to making commuting in South Florida a much more efficient and hassle free mode of travel. The high speed train cuts the time it takes from Fort Lauderdale to Miami down to 30 minutes instead of the normally congested auto travel that can currently take an hour or more. The vision is to make the surrounding 6 blocks around the station in Miami to include shops, restaurants and residences to drive up market value. Check out cnbc.com to learn more.
The high speed train service launched in May of 2018 allows commuters the ability to purchase a one way ticket between the two cities for only $10. The train provides commuters the ability to relax with food service, comfortable leather seats and free Wi-Fi. Cutting commuting time in half has been a huge success with commuters and provides an alternative means of travel. Even taking an Uber would cost around $40 each way.
The success of Brightline has now expanded the train service to West Palm Beach and eventually the plan to continue to Orlando, Florida. Wes Edens realizes that this train service isn’t just great for commuters in South Florida but sees the need to connect cities around the country that are too close to fly, but very congested by auto travel between them. Wes Edens believes that this model of high speed train travel between cities like Atlanta and Charlotte, Houston and Dallas, as well as between other major cities, is ideally suited for the high speed train service. His vision goes well beyond Florida and is a fantastic way for commuters to save time and money!
Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes_Edens