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The Brightline rail service opened in Florida in January, with trains running between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. (Courtesy of Brightline)MoreCloseclosemore
The Brightline rail service opened in Florida in January, with trains running between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. (Courtesy of Brightline)

All Aboard Florida's Brightline rail service opens in the state this month, with trains running between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Early next year the service will expand to Miami and, in the future, to Orlando.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with John Renne (@jlrenne), director of the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions at Florida Atlantic University, about what this new privately funded rail line means for the region and if it will spur similar projects around the country.

This segment aired on December 7, 2017.

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