U.S., Florida: Brightline says local service will stay shut for months; Orlando route still on track

By Rob Wile, Miami Herald; May 20, 2020 Virgin Trains USA, formerly known as Brightline, announced Wednesday that it is…

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U.S., Opinion: Eight Principles for Establishing a U.S. Passenger Rail System

By F.K. Plous, High Speed Rail Alliance: May 18, 2020 If the United States is to have a modern passenger-rail…

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U.S., Florida: Virgin Trains planning $122 million of bridge work; two demolitions on Treasure Coast in May

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; May 11, 2020 Virgin Trains USA will spend $121.5 million to repair and replace…

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U.S., So much to consider in these radically changing times – Future Air Travel: Four-Hour Process, Self Check-In, Disinfection, Immunity Passes

Editor’s Note: In these rapidly evolving time for the travel industry – which includes passenger train travel – there are…

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U.S.: I Just Flew. It Was Worse Than I Thought It Would Be.

Editor’s Note: This article in normal times would be off-topic – at least – from passenger rail travel, but in…

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U.S.: Surface Transportation Board issues decisions on demurrage and accessorial charges

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; May 1, 2020 The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has made three decisions defining how the…

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U.S., California Opinion: The bad news for the bullet train never stops

By The Editorial Board, The Orange County Register; May 1, 2020 The board of the California High-Rail Authority disclosed that…

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U.S.: Design-Build Team Makes Decision to Leave Maryland Purple Line Rail Project

By Jim Parsons, Engineering News-Record; May 2, 2020 The design-build consortium for Maryland’s $2-billion Purple Line light-rail system plans to…

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U.S.: Will Commuters Ever Go Back to Commuter Trains?

By David Zipper, Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, City Lab; April 30, 2020 Last year, the fiscal management…

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Australia – Mind the gap: What your journey to work could look like after lockdown

By Timna Jacks, The Age; April 30, 2020 Public transport services should be run half empty and no standing room…

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Europe: Czech Railways reportedly in talks over Leo Express acquisition

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; April 24, 2020 CZECH Railways (ČD) is reportedly in talks regarding a potential takeover…

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