Officials with All Aboard Florida’s Brightline train service will meet with a group of Palm Beach County’s arts and cultural leaders on Thursday morning in an effort to help boost attendance at local museums and tourist attractions.
The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County helped organize the meeting, which will be held in Lake Worth.
Brightline’s Carol Henderson, who oversees industry relations for the train service, is expected to discuss the impact the service will have on the county’s cultural institutions.
Brightline‘s $29 million train station planned in downtown West Palm Beach is expected to be the company’s busiest South Florida stop, providing more than 3,800 trips a day by 2019, according to a ridership and revenue study released in 2014 as part of a bond sale for the private rail project.
Brightline plans to run 32 trains a day along the Florida East Coast Railway tracks with stops in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando.
The company plans to launch service between Miami and West Palm Beach in 2017. The West Palm Beach-to-Orlando span is expected to begin by the end of 2017.