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Construction on new Brightline train station in Boca Raton impacted by coronavirus

Credit: WPTV News | West Palm Beach
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Construction on new Brightline train station in Boca Raton impacted by coronavirus
Construction on new Brightline train station in Boca Raton impacted by coronavirus

Plans for a new Brightline train station in Boca Raton have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

DECEMBER - THE CITY GAVEAPPROVAL FOR A STATION TO BEBUILT.

EIGHT MONTHS LATER ANDCONSTRUCTION HAS NOT STARTED.WPTV SOUTH COUNTY REPORTERMIRANDA CHRISTIAN FOUND OUTWHERE THE PLANS STAND NOW.PCK: (NAT OF TRAIN) ABRIGHTLINE TRAIN HASNOPERATED SINCE THE END OFMARCH DUE TO COVID-19 (NAT)STILL - THE CITY OF BOCA ISWAITING FOR BRIGHTLINE TOSTART CONSTRUCTION ON THE NEWSTATION THAT WILL BE BUILTBEHIND THE CITY LIBRARY 3.49LIKE SO MANY THINGS I THINKTHIS IS JUST A TEMPORARY DELAYOF WHAT WE HAVE BEENENCOUNTERING WITH COVID-19MAYOR SCOTT SINGER SAYS THECITY AND BRIGHTLINE HAVESUBMITTED FOR A GRANT WITH THEFEDERAL RAILROAD ASSOCIATIONTO HELP PAY FOR THE PROJECT.1.36 BRIGHTLINE WOULD GETMONEY TO CONSTRUCT THE STATIONAND THE CITY WOULD GET PARTIALMONEY TO CONSTRUCT THE GARAGE,SO IT WOULD SAVE TAXPAYERSMONEY IF AWARDED THE CITYWOULD GET AROUND 1.5 MILLIONDOLLARS TOWARDS THE ALMOST 12MILLION DOLLAR GARAGE - TO BEBUILT NEXT TO THE STATION.11.39 IT ISNWITH IT BEING DELAYED, BUTWHEN IT DOES HAPPEN I THINK ITWILL BE GOOD FOR THE AREA ANDTHE CITY DALE WORKS AT 6-2-0SUBS JUST A FEW BLOCKS AWAYFROM THE FUTURE TRAIN STATIONTHEY ARE EXCITED FOR THE DAYTHE STATION OPENS.

11.17 ITWOULD BE EASY ACCESS, PEOPLECOULD WALK OVER HERE BECAUSEWE ARE SO CLOSE TO IT IN ASTATEMENT& BRIGHTLINE SAYS INPART“WE CONTINUE TO REFINEOUR SCHEDULE AND ARE WORKINGWITH THE CITY OF BOCA ON ANUMBER OF INITIATIVES THATIMAPCE THE TIMELIN” MC: 7.40SINGER SAYS THE CITY ANDBRIGHTLINE SHOULD HEAR BACK ONTHAT CRISI GRANT IN THE NEXTFEW MONTHS, ONCE THEY GET THATTHEY HOPE THEY CAN QUICKLYSTART CONSTRUCTION ON THEBRIGHTLINE STATION.

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