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Wes Edens Gets Things Moving


Milwaukee Bucks owner Wes Edens is helping motorists in Florida better navigate their commutes. The Brightline Smart Service operates a commuter train line between Miami and Fort Lauderdale that takes 30 minutes. That is compared to the hour or more than one could expect sitting in partially gridlocked traffic in a car. Read the article of Wes Edens at wingsjournal.com

The price is also a reason to get out of the car and on to the Smart Service. A one-way ticket costs $10 which is $30 less than you would have to pay taking an Uber. The service at the moment continues on to West Palm Beach but there are plans to extend that to Orlando. The entire duration of that trip will be two hours which is 45 minutes shorter than the frustrating car ride people have to take now. Taking a flight between these two locations would not be practical, but now commuters have the perfect solution that they can use 365 days a year. The ride will also let the commuter travel in style. Seats are designed for the modern traveler with USB ports in all the seats, bike racks, ample room to work on tables and food and drink served throughout the trip. You can even bring your dog. The ultimate aim is to take the Brightline Smart Service nationwide.

Wes Edens has a history of running multi-billion dollar enterprises. He has turned the Milwaukee Bucks into a genuine threat for the NBA play-offs and is considered one of the best owners in the league. On top of his roles as basketball owner and transport entrepreneur Wes Edens is also the co-founder and co-chairman of Fortress, a private equity and hedge fund company based in New York. Wes Edens sold Fortress in 2018 for $3.3 billion but he will remain with the company for the next 5 years.

Wes Edens’ history of success means that soon commuters around the country will enjoy the type of commute people in Florida have already grown to love.

Source: https://www.fortress.com/about