Commuters who routinely have to travel between the South Florida cities of Miami and West Palm Beach recently got some great news about an exciting new option that will greatly assist many in avoiding what has long been a taxing commute on the highway. This option is the Brighline train service that is the creation of Wes Edens. Wes is well known in the world of high finance as one of the top executives at legendary alternative asset management operation Fortress Investment Group. Fortress has the controlling interest in this railway service and the plans are to take it far beyond the state of Florida. This amazing high-speed train service also has the distinction of being the only privately owned train service for passengers that is currently operating in the United States.
Wes Edens has empasized that the plans are to expand the Brightline train service to other pairs of cities across the United States that may have similar needs. Routes such as Houston to Dallas, Atlanta to Charlotte and St. Louis to Chicago are routes that are under serious consideration. The first line for the Brighline service that opened in early 2018 was between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach and Wes Edens would like to see the service eventually extend from Miami to Orlando.
One of the major reasons that Brightline is taking off and finding favor with some many users is the fact that it is highly cost effective. The cost of taking the service is far less than using an Uber or taxi and it is far quicker than trying to travel between these destinations in your own car. Brightline train services are able to achieve their high level of efficiency because they average a speed of around 80 mph.
The development of the Brightline train service has all been a part of the constantly on-the-go entrepreneurial work of Wes Edens. Beyond his work with Fortress Investment Group and the Brightline train, Wes is also a huge sports fan and professional sports owner. He is currently the co-owner of a major basketball team the Milwaukee Bucks who play in the NBA. As if all of this wasn’t keeping him busy enough, Wes is now becoming involved in English soccer club Aston Villa which he is now involved with as a part of a group that also includes Nassef Sawiris.