Get where you’re going

At All Aboard Florida, we’re bringing together the best our state has to offer, while bringing Florida closer together in the process. By combining private resources and innovative design with a can-do spirit, we’ve created an express passenger rail service unlike any other in the country. All Aboard Florida is reducing congestion on our roads, cutting fuel emissions, and increasing tourism. Most important, it’s allowing vacationers, business travelers and local residents to sit back, relax, and enjoy Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando and all points in-between.

Each stop is an intermodal hub, which means there are plenty of ways for you to get to your final destination from our stations. So find out more. Then get ready to get onboard.

ALL ABOARD FLORIDA IS…

  • An express intercity passenger rail service
  • Designed to serve tourists, business travelers and Florida residents
  • Connecting Miami and Orlando in just under three hours
  • With planned stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach
  • And 4.5 million square feet of new development
  • Developed by Florida East Coast Industries (FECI)

THE DEMAND

  • New, alternative ways to get Florida moving in larger numbers are needed
  • Florida to become third largest state in the nation due to population growth
  • 95+ million visitors to the state
  • 50 million currently making the trip along the planned route

ECONOMIC IMPACT

  • $6.4 billion in direct economic impact to Florida’s economy over the next eight years
  • $653 million in federal, state and local government tax revenue through 2021
  • Over 10,000 jobs on average per year through the rail line construction (mid-2014 through mid-2016)
  • Over 5,000 jobs on average per year after the rail line construction is completed through 2021

ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE

  • Up to 3 million vehicles removed from the roads each year
  • Significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption
  • Leveraging the existing corridor means minimal impact to natural resources
  • Environmental Assessment for Miami to West Palm Beach segment received Finding of No Significant Impact (January 2013)

ADDITIONAL IMPACTS

  • More robust urban centers surrounding our three South Florida downtown stations
  • Increased tourism
  • Relief for Florida’s congested roadways

STATE OF THE ART TRAINS AND STATIONS

  • Best-in-class innovation and technology by Siemens
  • Designed to optimize passenger time and comfort with onboard amenities such as Wi-Fi
  • Just as fast as flying but easier and more convenient
  • A time savings of 25-30% vs. existing travel options

OUR STATIONS

  • Four stations: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando International Airport
  • Intermodal connectivity at each station
  • Nearby access to retail, dining, hotel and attractions

SERVICE SCHEDULE

  • Hourly starting in the early morning and ending in the late evening

PRICING

  • Competitively priced against other transportation options

PROGRESS TO DATE

  • Siemens Corporation manufacturing the trains in Sacramento, California
  • Engineering and environmental reviews finalized
  • FRA issued a Finding of No Significant Impact from Miami-to-West Palm Beach segment (2013)
  • Meetings with more than 650 officials, business and civic groups
  • Acquired all necessary properties and land
  • Station and rail line construction scheduled for Fall 2014

BUILDING ON A LEGACY

  • Setting a new standard in passenger rail
  • Leveraging 100-year-old infrastructure backbone built by Henry Flagler
  • All Aboard Florida marks the beginning of a new era in Florida’s rich rail history
  • First privately owned, operated and maintained passenger rail system in the U.S.
  • Success through public-private partnership

PROJECT FINANCING

  • Mix of debt and equity
  • No grant money requested
  • No ongoing subsidies required

GRADE CROSSINGS

  • All grade crossings examined to determine planned upgrades
  • Safety measures to meet highest applicable standards set by FRA and FDOT
  • Wait time at crossings is less than 60 seconds

THE CONVERSATION