You only need about 45 minutes to drive from Miami to Fort Lauderdale, but that hardly happens. Dreadful gridlocks can extend the drive to an hour or beyond. Wes Edens, a renowned private equity investor who co-owns the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA, has unveiled an ideal way of getting around South Florida. Brightline, the first privately owned and managed passenger railway system in the state, on May 2018 made its first trip from Miami to Fort Lauderdale. During the 30 minutes-trip, commuters enjoy comfy leather seats, unparalleled food service, and strong free Wi-Fi.
With just $10, you can book a one-way ticket with Brightline, which will cost $40 more if you had to take an Uber. Car and trucks drive at a slow speed of 34 mph along this passage of Interstate 95. Traveling at about 80 mph, cars and trucks are no match for the Brightline.
This train service is ideal for South Florida travelers, who are extremely hesitant to part with their vehicles. Now, the train proceeds to the West Palm Beach, but it will later offer services to Orlando. Running at a full speed of 135 mph, the Brightline will cover that last leg in two hours. The same trip will take a car nearly 3 hours.
Brightline is a perfect solution for passengers that are too far to use cars and trucks but too near to use flights. Wes Edens believes such a solution would work perfectly between cities such as Atlanta and Charlotte as well as other overcrowded corridors.
Aston Villa Agree to Partner with Wes Dens
Aston Villa has announced Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris as their major partners in a deal that will see the two wealthy investors invest heavily into the Championship Club. Edens and Sawiris expressed their gratitude for growing from lifelong fans of Aston Villa to partners. They promised to leverage their deep business and sports expertise to reinforce the club and help Aston Villa reclaim its rightful position in the top ranks of English Football. They said their goal is to help the Club become successful, build on its extensive history while respecting its ardent fan base and exceptional culture.