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Boca Expected To OK New Brightline Station Today

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A rendering showing the approximate location of the new Brightline station and public parking garage coming to Boca Raton's downtown. City leaders are expected to OK the plan Tuesday.

Today’s the day Boca Raton leaders vote on the new Brightline station.

City Council members will likely approve the lease for the 1.8 acre of land next door to the city’s downtown library. They’ll also likely approve an ordinance allowing for the construction that will foster the train company’s goals of having the shiny new train station up and running by the end of next year.

For some, it could mean a closer place to board a high-speed train with stops in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Brightline plans to expand the line to Orlando International Airport by 2022 with another stop in the Treasure Coast within five years. It’s also planning a station near Disney World, about 20 miles west of the airport.

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.