New Northeast commuter rail cost up 13% as US denies aid bid
Written by Gabriela Henriquez Stoikow on August 10, 2021
The cost to add Northeast Miami-Dade passenger rail operated by Brightline has jumped 13% while a first bid to get the US to fund half the $423 million project has failed. The county plans to try again next year.
In April the estimate for the 13.5-mile commuter route was $375 million as the county awaited results of a bid for US aid. With that application now rejected, the county still hopes to get the commuter trains rolling by 2026.
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