Dave Berman | FloridaToday.com
The company seeking to start high-speed passenger rail service between Orlando and Miami claims its project of adding and upgrading rail lines would generate a significant short-term boost in terms of jobs and economic impact in Brevard County.
Long-term, though, the impact would be minimal because All Aboard Florida’s trains would pass through Brevard, but not stop here.
During the next two years, as new track is built between Orlando and Cocoa, the study consultants estimated it would generate 704 direct and 740 spinoff jobs within Brevard.
All Aboard Florida on Wednesday released an economic impact study that found that those jobs would have a payroll of $80.9 million a year. Read more