Date: Thursday, February 13th, 2020
Time: 11:30 - 12:00 (Check-in and Networking); 12:00 - 1:00 (Presentation)
Location: Florida’s Turnpike HQ – Auditorium A
Address: Florida’s Turnpike Milepost 263, Building 5315, Ocoee, FL 34761
Event: Lunch will be provided ($12 members/$15 non-members). Online payment in advance is available through the RSVP link.
Virgin Trains, formerly known as Brightline, is the first privately funded passenger rail system in America in over a century and is designed to reinvent travel and take cars off the road by connecting city pairs and congested corridors that are too close to fly and too long to drive. Currently operating in Florida between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, in 2019 the company broke ground on its Orlando extension project. The 170 miles of new track will run from the completed state-of-the-art Intermodal Terminal Facility (ITF) located in the new South Terminal at the Orlando International Airport (MCO) and encompasses four zones from south of Orlando International Airport, through airport grounds, east along the Beachline Expressway/SR 528 to Cocoa and then south to West Palm Beach. This monumental endeavor includes partnerships with FDOT, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, Central Florida Expressway, the City of Orlando, Orange County and the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. Once completed, the Orlando extension will remove 3 million cars from the road every year. Virgin Trains also has plans to expand to Boca Raton, Aventura and PortMiami and is on track to break ground between Las Vegas and Southern California in 2020.
Please be sure to RSVP by entering your information to the right or by emailing us at CentralFloridaITE@gmail.com by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, February 11th, to guarantee a lunch. We hope to see you there!