As our chambers keep securing Florida’s future and uniting Florida’s business community, we all know that improving mobility, job growth and workforce connectivity are essential. With 21 million residents and the addition of over 1,000 new residents every single day, we estimate we’ll have approximately 3 million more drivers on our roads by 2030.  Our one trillion dollar economy needs innovation and smarter transportation solutions and today’s news from Brightline and Virgin is great news for Florida. 

Creating a robust multi-modal transportation system will help secure Florida’s future by meeting the needs of residents and visitors, and as the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Florida 2030 research shows, Florida’s greatest opportunity in the transportation and infrastructure arena is to strengthen connectivity among our largest cities.

Earlier today, Brightline announced that is has formed a strategic partnership with Virgin, allowing the express intercity passenger rail system to become Virgin Trains USA.

Local chambers play an important role in helping ensure that Florida remains competitive, and with today’s news, I wanted to be sure you were among the first to know about America’s first new major private intercity passenger railroad in over a century. 

To learn more about Virgin Trains USA, please click here to read the press release.

As always, thank you for being a partner in helping the Florida Chamber secure Florida’s future.

My best,