As Thanksgiving approaches, millions of Americans are gearing up for. AAA projects that over 55 million people will travel more than 50 miles, which would make this Thanksgiving the third-busiest on record.
This year, a significant development in travel options comes from Florida, where a new rail line connects Miami and Orlando. The service — the only privately owned, multi-city railroad in the U.S. — was launched less than two months ago, and is already profitable and seeing a rise in ridership.
, which offers the new service, first launched in 2018 with service between Miami and West Palm Beach. Its trains, which can reach speeds of 125 miles per hour, have seen a 116% increase in ridership this year. The anticipates accommodating approximately 4.3 million passengers annually between South Florida and Orlando by 2025.