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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U.S.: BUILD grant will help decompress most congested rail junction in California

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; September 16, 2020 The U.S. DOT has awarded a $20 million Better Utilizing Investments…

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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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U.S., California: Sacramento unveils grand plans for downtown train and bus hub. Now, to find the funds

By Tony Bizjak, The Sacramento Bee; August 28, 2020 Sacramento unveiled plans this week for a modern downtown transportation hub…

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U.S.: Fortress Wins California Approval for Vegas Rail Reimbursement

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance; August 26, 2020 (Bloomberg) — A company backed by Fortress Investment Group’s private-equity funds…

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U.S.: Why I Took an Overnight Amtrak Trip on the Empire Builder Instead of Flying or Driving

By Ali Wunderman, Conde Nast Traveler; August 25, 2020 It was hard for me to stay awake as Amtrak’s Empire…

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U.S./Canada: 9 Grand Railroad Hotels In North America And Why You Should Visit

By Cindy Barks; Travel Awaits; August 24, 2020 From beachside beauties to desert oases to mountaintop chateaus, historic railroad hotels…

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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., California/Nevada: Fortress Eyes More Debt for Las Vegas Rail Still to Be Built

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance; August 21, 2020 (Bloomberg) — A company backed by Fortress Investment Group’s private-equity funds…

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U.S., California: Pandemic hammers Capitol Corridor’s ridership levels

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 19, 2020 The Capitol Corridor passenger-rail service in California last month continued to log ridership…

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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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U.S.: Florida Luxury Train Cuts Branson Ties, Drops Virgin Name

By Jonathan Levin, Bloomberg, August 7, 2020 Florida luxury train operator Brightline is dropping plans to rebrand as Virgin Trains…

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U.S., California: Caltrain saved? Officials reach a deal to place measure on ballot that could avert a shutdown

By Michael Cabanatuan, San Francisco Chronicle; August 4, 2020 A tentative deal in the do-or-die dispute over a three-county sales…

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U.S., California Editorial: Bay Area officials’ timely backtrack may rescue Caltrain

By The Editorial Board, San Francisco Chronicle; August 4, 2020 Bay Area officials appear to have wisely pulled the emergency…

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U.S., Opinion: High-Speed Rail’s True Barrier Isn’t Money. It’s Space.

By Scott Beyer, Urban Issues Columnist, Governing; August 3, 2020 America is way behind on building high-speed rail. While nations…

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U.S., California: New study says L Line to Montclair would add 28,000 riders and boost Metrolink ridership

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, The Press-Enterprise; August 1, 2020 A new study on expanding passenger train lines…

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U.S.: What It’s Like to Travel Across the Country by Amtrak Right Now

By Alexandra Schonfeld, Newsweek; July 31, 2020 There are certainly advantages to flying over choosing another form of transportation especially…

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U.S., California and Nevada – STEVE SEBELIUS: Tax-free bonds turn Vegas-to-Victorville train dream into reality

By Steve Sebelius, Las Vegas Review-Journal; August 1, 2020 After decades of talk, planning and dashed dreams, it appears the…

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U.S. High-speed rail coming down the track: America’s newest, fastest trains, from Acela to Brightline

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; July 30, 2020 What do Miami’s cruise ship port, Disney World and Las Vegas have…

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U.S., California: San Francisco is set to pass a sales tax measure to save Caltrain. San Mateo says it’s dead on arrival

By Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle; July 28, 2020 The three counties that fund Caltrain have reached an impasse that…

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U.S., Nevada: Los Angeles-To-Las Vegas High-Speed Train Wins $200 Million Nevada Bond Allocation

By Alan Ohnsman, Forbes Staff; July 24, 2020 XpressWest, a high-speed rail line that will connect Southern California to Las…

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U.S., Nevada: Virgin Trains surveying work to limit I-15 lanes next week

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; July 23, 2020 Surveying work related to the planned Virgin Trains USA high-speed rail…

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U.S., California: Redlands Passenger Rail Project is half finished

By James Folmer, Editor, Redlands Community News; July 23, 2020 Monday was the one-year anniversary of the groundbreaking of the…

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U.S., Nevada: Clark County backs plan for state to issue bonds for high-speed rail line

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; July 21, 2020 High-speed rail service between Las Vegas and Southern California moved a…

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