Brightline trains look empty? PB Post counts how many were on board
April 28, 2018, Palm Beach Post
WEST PALM BEACH — Before dawn on a Tuesday in late March, a four-car Brightline train — capacity 240 — pulled out of the company’s West Palm Beach station and headed south to Fort Lauderdale.
Just eight passengers were on board.
A few weeks later, an early-morning Sunday train carrying six people made the same trip.
While Brightline’s service has been touted as a model for the future of passenger rail in the United States, opponents have questioned whether the company can make money with so many empty seats, with one even derisively referring to them as “ghost trains.” . . . (read more)
Brightline Ridership Triples Expectations; Miami to Start by End of April
March 12, 2018, TheNextMiami.com
Brightline passenger count has been much better than expected.
According to CEO Patrick Goddard, ridership in recent weeks has been triple what the company was expecting. . . . read more.