U.S., Virginia: Rail advocates hope Virginia’s new authority will take ‘politics out of our rail policy’

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Mercury, Fauquier Times; December 9, 2020 When former Gov. Doug Wilder sold off the state’s interest…

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U.S.: Representatives Moulton, Boyle and DelBene Introduce the American High-Speed Rail Act in Congress

A Press Release From Congressman Seth Moulton; December 9, 2020 The bill, a blueprint for national high-speed rail, received the…

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U.S., Northeast: I paid $20 to ride Amtrak’s famed high-speed Acela train for the first time during the pandemic and it was the perfect alternative to flying

By Thomas Pallini, Business Insider; December 6, 2020 Amtrak’s Acela trains are the closest thing Americans have to European-style high-speed…

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U.S., Illinois/Iowa: Proposals being sought for Rockford-to-Dubuque rail feasibility study

BY BENNET GOLDSTEIN, Telegraph Herald; November 30, 2020 A Dubuque-area committee is looking to study the costs of creating a…

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U.S.: Fortress Fumble on Las Vegas Rail Bond Sale Boosts Housing

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; November 18, 2020 California on Wednesday reallocated $600 million of private activity bonds formerly awarded to…

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U.S.: Rail Industry ‘Ready to Work’ With President-Elect Biden

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; November 9, 2020 With Joe Biden preparing to take the oath of office as…

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U.S., California/Nevada: Brightline West launches rail project website

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 30, 2020 Brightline Holdings, the developer of the proposed high-speed rail line between Southern California…

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U.S.: Las Vegas-California high-speed rail project hits snag

By Bryan Horwath, Las Vegas Sun; November 2, 2020 Construction of a high-speed passenger train from Las Vegas to San…

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U.S., California/Nevada: Brightline reveals more details about Vegas-to-Los Angeles high-speed rail line

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; October 25, 2020 As the long-discussed high-speed rail system between Las Vegas and Southern…

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U.S. Report: Virginia Passenger Rail Authority Launched

By Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age Magazine; October 28, 2020 The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) met this week to discuss…

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Canada, British Columbia: Proposed high-speed rail line could revolutionize travel in the Sea to Sky

By Brandon Barrett, Pique Newsmagazine, North Shore News; October 7, 2020 A high-speed rail line that would take passengers from…

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U.S, Nevada/California: Vegas-to-Los Angeles high-speed train could serve as Raiders fan pipeline

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; October 4, 2020 As the company behind the high-speed train between Las Vegas and…

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U.S., California/Nevada: Rail Startup Brightline Kicks Off $3.2 Billion Bond Sale For Los Angeles-To-Vegas High-Speed Train

By Alan Ohnsman, Staff, Forbes; September 25, 2020 Brightline, the only private passenger rail service in the U.S., is moving…

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U.S.: Pacific Northwest, South serve as models for passenger rail in Montana

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; September 18, 2020 As counties across southern Montana join the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority…

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U.S.: North Carolina gets federal grant to buy corridor for Raleigh-Richmond high-speed rail

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; September 18, 2020 RALEIGH The effort to establish high-speed passenger rail service between…

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U.S., Nevada: Fortress Delays Record $4.2 Billion Vegas-Train Bond Sale

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance; September 21, 2020 (Bloomberg) — The company that wants to build a high-speed train…

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Europe: SBB and ÖBB to Expand Night Train Services in Europe

By Özgür Töre, FTN News; September 15, 2020 SBB and ÖBB are seeking to scale up the existing night train…

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U.S., Florida: High-speed rail operator Brightline is in talks with Tampa developer Darryl Shaw for a potential station near Ybor City

By Veronica Brezina-Smith and Ashley Gurbal Kritzer, Tampa Bay Business Journal; September 15, 2020 High-speed rail operator Brightline is in…

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U.S.: California’s scaled-back high-speed rail plan faces doubts amid financial crunch

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times (TNS), Herald-Mail Media; September 10, 2020 LOS ANGELES — It was just last year…

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U.S., California/Nevada: Fortress Eyes Building Two Phases of Las Vegas Rail Concurrently

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg Quint; September 3, 2020 (Bloomberg) — The company backed by Fortress Investment Group’s private-equity funds plans…

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Asia, Japan: High speed train seats used to deliver fresh fish

From Railway Gazette International; August 26, 2020 JAPAN: East Japan Railway is testing the use of high speed passenger trains…

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U.S.: High-Speed Rail Heats Up In California As Brightline Eyes Las Vegas Route Extensions

By Alan Ohnsman, Forbes Staff; August 22, 2020 Brightline, the sole private passenger rail service in the U.S., has a…

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U.S., Florida, Nevada, California: Fortress Debt Sale for Vegas Train Sees Bond Market Skeptics

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance; August 13, 2020 (Bloomberg) — During the municipal-debt market’s pre-pandemic boom days, investors poured…

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