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Brightline Teams With Tropic Ocean Airways, Blue Tide Marine for Bahamas Relief Efforts

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WHY IT RATES: The train company is doing its best to lend a helping hand as The Bahamas begin to recover from the destruction brought by Hurricane Dorian.—Donald Wood, Breaking News Senior Writer.


Brightline is partnering with Tropic Ocean Airways and Blue Tide Marine to transport much needed supplies to those devastated by Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas.

Beginning today, the South Florida community can drop off water, food, medicine, generators and other items at Brightline stations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Brightline will ensure all supplies are promptly delivered to the most impacted regions in The Bahamas. The company calls on its riders and all residents to carefully review the donations request list to ensure only the most needed supplies are dropped off at Brightline stations.

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“The entire South Florida region has a special relationship with The Bahamas and our hearts go out to all of those who have been impacted,” said Brightline President Patrick Goddard. “Our team has a strong desire to help and our service gives us the ability to connect those who are looking to provide much needed supplies to those in need.”

Each day, Brightline will deliver supplies to Tropic Ocean Airways, a charter and scheduled service airline, which will depart daily from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to distribute items to those in impacted areas of Grand Bahama island and The Abacos.

“Tropic Ocean Airways and Blue Tide Marine is conducting missions to assess the damage, create a communication network, and help deliver support, along with food, water and critical supplies,” said Tropic Ocean Airways CEO Rob Ceravolo. “Brightline will help us bring together the entire South Florida community to help our neighbors and loved ones in the Bahamas.”

Supported by Blue Tide Marine, whose personnel include Special Forces operators, maritime, aviation, and security experts, Tropic Ocean Airways will assist The Bahamas Government and its people in the days and weeks following the storm.


SOURCE: Brightline press release.

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Brightline Reports Substantial Ridership Growth to Begin 2020

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WHY IT RATES: The growing company’s Travel Agent Program provides 20 percent commission to registered travel agents.—Patrick Clarke, TravelPulse Senior Writer


Brightline has released ridership numbers for the month of January 2020, showing an increase of 56 percent compared to January 2019, and the third straight month of ridership growth compared to the same month the previous year.

Since November 2019, Brightline has exceeded the monthly 100,000 ridership milestone and January 2020 marked an all-time high. Brightline kicked off 2020 with record ridership and connected the South Florida megaregion with 30,000-plus passenger trips over Super Bowl Week alone.

To put this in perspective, it is equivalent to removing nearly 14,000 one-way car trips from our city’s streets and highways. This is a reduction in trips reduced over 600,000 vehicle traffic miles which otherwise would have consumed nearly 25,000 gallons of gas and emitted almost 500,000 pounds of CO2 into our air.

“Since Brightline opened its station in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach, our destination has enjoyed unparalleled accessibility—opening up more options for leisure and business travelers as well as residents throughout South Florida,” said Jorge Pesquera, president and CEO of Discover The Palm Beaches. “Recently, with Super Bowl LIV in our backyard, we also saw an influx of visitors from across the region who came to experience our Super Bowl Host Committee activities. We look forward to continuing the momentum during the MLB Spring Training season and the increasing number of conventions and meetings being held in The Palm Beaches throughout the year. The addition of Brightline’s forthcoming Boca Raton station also will reaffirm our southern gateway city’s status as a major corporate center, meetings and leisure destination.”

The weekend of February 14, Brightline connected the marine industry and boating aficionados alike to the Miami Yacht Show and Miami Boat Show, many traveling from points north of South Florida—parking in West Palm Beach to take the train.

Brightline’s Train-to-Port Package continues to gain popularity among guests and recently had a cruising couple book their third package in less than a year. The train’s Travel Agent Program provides a generous 20 percent commission to registered travel agents when booking reservations on Brightline.


SOURCE: Brightline press release.

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