Florida extends Virgin Trains’ deadline for Orlando-to-Tampa right-of-way negotiations

By Veronica Brezina-Smith and Ryan Lynch, Orlando Business Journal; September 11, 2019 The state is allowing more time for Virgin…

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Florida’s Brightline passenger rail expands on success

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; September 9, 2019 Work with what is there. That usually is the calling following…

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Florida: Virgin Trains USA Celebrates One Million Ride Mark

A press release from Virgin Trains USA; August 6, 2019: Virgin Trains, formerly Brightline, first began service in January 2018,…

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South Florida: Virgin Trains USA/Brightline surpasses 1 million riders

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; July 25, 2019 After about only a year and a half in service, Virgin…

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I’ll give up booze, Netflix, even sex to avoid traffic jams, South Florida drivers tell new train service survey

By Johnny Diaz, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Mass Transit Magazine; March 14, 2019 Mar. 13–A lot of South Florida drivers,…

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Brightline/Virgin Trains USA offers free rides for federal employees in South Florida

By Wayne K. Roustan, Reporter, South Florida Sun-Sentinel; January 18, 2019 Brightline is the latest organization to offer help to…

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All Aboard Florida/Brightline/Virgin Trains USA celebrates one year of operation in South Florida

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; January 14, 2019 PRIVATELY-funded inter-city passenger operator Brightline celebrated one year of service on…

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Florida: Brightline back on track for Orlando rail extension – for now

By Jim Turner, News Service of Florida, Miami Herald; December 28, 2018 Florida’s fledgling private passenger-rail service has had some…

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Judge tosses out Indian River County’s lawsuit against All Aboard Florida/Brightline

By Arnie Rosenberg, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; December 25, 2018 A federal court judge on Monday rejected each of Indian…

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Brightline’s Orlando-to-West Palm construction projected to start in new year

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; December 19, 2018 Brightline will look to get track construction underway on…

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Two Florida Congressmen want to block Brightline bonds

By Jim Turner, News Service of Florida, Miami Herald; December 19, 2018 Two Republican congressmen are pointing to a state…

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High-speed rail for Disney World? Brightline may have train station there along Orlando-to-Tampa route

By Veronica Brezina-Smith and Ryan Lynch, Orlando Business Journal; December 3, 2018 High-speed rail operator Brightline may include a stop…

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Tampa Bay Times editorial: Brightline has started on the right track

By The Editorial Board, Tampa Bay Times; November 29, 2018 Tampa Bay’s connection to Florida’s two other largest metropolitan areas…

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Brightline’s rail line from Orlando to Tampa gets boost

By Jim Turner, News Service of Florida, Orlando Sentinel; November 27, 2018 Brightline got the green light Wednesday from the…

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Brightline Passenger Train: Floridian of the Year

By Mike Vogel, Florida Trend Magazine; November 28, 2018 Private passenger rail is back in Florida. Once upon a time,…

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Florida: Indian River County commissioners vote to turn down settlement agreement with Brightline

By Jon Shainman, WPTV 5 NBC; November 20, 2018 STUART, Fla. – UPDATE: Indian River County Commissioners voted four to…

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This rapid rail line was privately financed and built. Can the State of Florida regulate it?

By Jim Turner, News Service of Florida, Miami Herald; November 19, 2018 A Treasure Coast lawmaker plans to again pursue…

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After announcing rebrand, Virgin Trains USA, formerly Brightline, files to go public

By Rob Wile, Miami Herald; November 16, 2018 On the same day it announced a major rebranding as Richard Branson’s…

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Brightline forms strategic partnership with Virgin; to become Virgin Trains USA

A press release from Brightline; November 16, 2018: EXPRESS INTERCITY PASSENGER RAIL SYSTEM TO BECOME VIRGIN TRAINS USA MIAMI, Fla.…

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Brightline passenger rail in Florida: Trains whisper, doors swish, bubbly flows

By Kevin Spear, Reporter, Orlando Sentinel; November 14, 2018 There was a hint of disappointment recently on a Brightline train,…

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Editorial Opinion: Treasure Coast deserves a Brightline train stop (or two)

By Treasure Coast Newspapers Editorial Board, TCPalm.com; November 8, 2018 The proposals have been tendered.  Time will tell if Brightline is…

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Nevada: Local leaders hopeful for Las Vegas, Victorville high-speed rail

By Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal; November 10, 2018 Southern Nevada leaders in tourism and transportation have given the…

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All Aboard Florida’s Brightline submits sole proposal to launch Tampa to Orlando passenger rail service

By Richard Danielson, Tampa Bay Times; November 8, 2018 TAMPA — State transportation officials on Wednesday received one proposal to…

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All Aboard Florida’s Brightline spending reaches $7.2 million in Martin, Indian River counties, but for what?

By Lisa Broadt, Treasure Coast Newspapers, tcpalm.com; November 2, 2018 After spending nearly $7.2 million battling Brightline, Martin and Indian…

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The Future Of High Speed Rail Travel In Florida Is Bright

By Doug Gollan, Contributor, Forbes; October 26, 2018 Despite its impressive name Miami Central Station is much smaller than Penn…

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