U.S., California: Rancho Cucamonga route could be added to $5 billion train to Las Vegas

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, The Press Enterprise; July 1, 2020 A San Bernardino County transportation agency on…

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U.S.: High-speed rail project gets OK to use I-15 right of way in California

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal, June 30, 2020 Virgin Trains USA’s high speed train plans got another boost after…

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U.S., California: Las Vegas train builder gets more time to sell private activity bonds

By Keeley Webster, The Bond Buyer; June 29, 2020 The California Infrastructure and Economic Bank approved a five-month extension for plans…

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U.S., Florida: Virgin Trains USA, Wabtec Sign $120 Million PTC Deal

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 16, 2020 Virgin Trains USA (VTUSA), more commonly known under its original name,…

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U.S., South Florida: Brightline commuter plan panned by mayor and Tri-Rail, but advances into county talks

By Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald; June 2, 2020 Tri-Rail and Miami-Dade’s mayor said it would cost the public too much…

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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., 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., California/Nevada: California OKs $600 Million in bonds for Virgin Trains high-speed rail project

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; April 14, 2020 A California finance committee Tuesday unanimously approved the allocation of $600…

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U.S., Florida: State suspends Brightline’s negotiations for Orlando to Tampa right-of-way

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal; March 27, 2020 The right-of-way lease that Brightline, also known as Virgin…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline suspends service; 250 lose jobs

By Julius Whigham II, The Palm Beach Post; March 25, 2020 WEST PALM BEACH — Brightline train service has been…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline Updates Train Schedule Due to Outbreak

By Mackenzie Cullen, Travel Pulse; March 18, 2020 To limit further potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, Brightline has modified…

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U.S., California: Virgin Trains completes land purchase for Apple Valley station

By Martin Estacio, Staff Writer, Daily Press; March 11, 2020 APPLE VALLEY — A high-speed train from the High Desert…

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U.S., Nevada: Clark County OKs plans for high-speed train station

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; March 4, 2020 Clark County commissioners approved station plans for the long-talked about Las…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline Reports Substantial Ridership Growth to Begin 2020

From Travel Pulse; February 26, 2020 Brightline has released ridership numbers for the month of January 2020, showing an increase…

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U.S., Florida, Opinion: Annoyed Virgin Trains tore up trees, vegetation along rail line? Just wait | Gil Smart

By Gil Smart, Treasure Coast, TCPalm.com; February 26, 2020 Ah, progress. Earlier this week I started fielding calls from Martin…

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U.S., California/Nevada: Trump Fight Over California Train Stalls Virgin Muni-Bond Plans

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; February 26, 2020 Virgin Trains USA’s plan to finance the contruction of a high-speed railroad to…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline completes apartment towers in downtown Miami

By Brian Bandell  – Senior Reporter, South Florida Business Journal; February 27, 2020 The Park-Line Miami apartment towers have been completed…

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U.S., Florida: Virgin Trains’ path to Disney World is undecided. Here’s what experts recommend.

By Richard Bilbao, Senior Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; February 25, 2020 The path that Virgin Trains USA will take…

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U.S., Florida: Here’s what’s next for Virgin Trains’ Disney station

By Richard Bilbao and Ryan Lynch, Orlando Business Journal; February 21, 2020 Virgin Trains USA is making quick progress on…

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U.S., Florida: Indian River County to appeal Virgin Trains case to U.S. Supreme Court; residents to raise $200,000 cost

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast, TCPalm.com; February 18, 2020 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Next stop: U.S. Supreme Court.  The Indian River County…

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Nevada: Virgin Trains plans big station south of Las Vegas Strip

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; February 17, 2020 The proposed station that Virgin Trains Las Vegas will call home…

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U.S., California: California Again Delays Virgin Trains Decision on Bond Approval

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; February 4, 2020 California Treasurer Fiona Ma postponed a decision that had been expected next week…

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U.S., Florida Opinion: Miami-area tourists will be the big winners during Super Bowl week

By Suzanne Amaducci-Adams, Miami Herald; January 29, 2020 As Super Bowl fans arrive in the Miami area, final preparations are…

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U.S., Florida: Here’s the latest on Virgin Trains’ planned Disney station

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; January 24, 2020 Virgin Trains plans to open its proposed station at…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline passenger counts, revenue remain well below company’s own projections

By Jeff Ostrowski, The Palm Beach Post; January 20, 2020 Brightline, the rail company aiming to prove the financial viability…

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