We had a fabulous panel this morning at the beautiful Hilton Miami Airport with Miami’s Transportation Leaders. We had the honor of hearing from Mike Reininger, President, Brightline; Emilio Gonzalez, Director & CEO, Miami-Dade Aviation Dept; Eric K.Olafson, Associate Director for Global Trade & Commerce, PortMiami.
Miami is excited for the arrival of Brightline! This new train will be connecting Southeast Florida – Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Orlando (you will be able to travel from Miami to Orlando in less than 3 hours!!). Brightline trains will create an ease of transport between these major cities and will increase the customer base into Miami.
We all know and love Miami International Airport! Emilio Gonzalez shared with us the constant growth at the Airport and some exciting new opportunities to look forward too. MIA is constantly looking to grow and expand the passenger space and is not only a gateway for Latin American but gateway to the world. The cargo industry plays a huge part of the next phase at MIA. MIA is in the process of making $1 million investment and expand cargo carriers.
Eric Olafson at PortMiami shared an exclusive first look video into the first cruise terminal modeled after an airport terminal – two stories, arrivals on one and departures on the other story! They are in the process of building a new terminal for Royal Caribbean International, which will be able to house the Oasis (the largest cruise ship in the world!). PortMiami currently have 5 million passengers – next year will have 6 million and will only keep growing from there.
Our transportation industry in Miami is constantly growing and we are so excited to be able to share with you the exciting new projects that keep our beautiful city of Miami growing for both our tourist and residents!
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