HNTB helped Brightline deliver America’s first major, private intercity passenger railroad system in more than a century, providing rail service connections between Miami and West Palm Beach, beginning in 2018.

Since then, HNTB has continued to work alongside Brightline, first helping to deliver the long-term goal of a fully-connected higher-speed passenger rail service between Miami and Orlando. The firm has served Brightline as their program and construction manager for the design of rail infrastructure for the 238-mile rail network.

As engineer-of-record for Brightline Florida’s Phase 2 construction between Orlando International Airport and Cocoa, Florida, HNTB has provided 38 route miles of track design at a maximum speed of 125 MPH, roadway and maintenance of traffic design, 32 new bridges, grading, drainage, communications, signal layout and utility relocation.

Additionally, HNTB is partnering with Brightline to provide program management services and final design for a future 83-mile extension from Orlando International Airport to Tampa.

Location: South Florida to Central Florida

Client: Florida East Coast Industries (FECI)

Services: Program Management, Construction Management