Brightline announced Tuesday that it will resume services in South Florida during November, along with updates.
Brightline President Patrick Goddard said service between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach will start at the beginning of November and discussed new construction, COVID-19 protocols and the creation of about 200 new jobs.
Part of the updates includes helping people with the first and last miles of their trips, Goddard said. Included in the company’s app will be ride travel services that will help people get to their needed locations by private luxury cars, shared shuttle services, golf carts and micro-mobility options.
Brightline will require all of its staff to be fully vaccinated and other safety protocols will be in place, like pre-packaged food, touchless bathrooms and electronic tickets. Because of the federal travel mandate, all guests will be required to wear masks while traveling.
“Brightline is building a modern, career-friendly work environment and we are dedicated to developing a team that is diverse, inclusive and representative of the communities we serve,” Goddard said. “Our service-oriented culture is designed to give guests the most pleasurable experience in travel, and we are excited to deliver on that promise again.”
The company is also continuing to expand in Aventura and Boca Raton, Goddard said. Orlando construction passed the halfway point and is on target to be finished by 2022, with discussions continuing with Disney World and Tampa.