Virgin Trains’ express service to South Florida: ‘A great connection for us,’ Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer says

The privately-owned passenger rail company, formerly known as Brightline, started 36 months of construction last month, fueled by more than $2.5 billion in tax-exempt bonds, to extend train service north from West Palm Beach to Orlando’s airport. Passenger service between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach began last year, with the 67-mile trip lasting about 70 minutes.