U.S., Florida: Fortress Returns to Muni Market, This Time For Florida Train

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; December 9, 2020 Less than two months after failing to sell $2.4 billion of unrated municipal…

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U.S.: Maryland to pay $250 million to settle Purple Line disputes, replace construction contractor

By Colin Campbell, Baltimore Sun; November 24, 2020 The Maryland Department of Transportation has agreed to pay $250 million to…

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Canada, Ontario Opinion: Green transportation infrastructure an ideal investment target for private sector and government

By Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, The Hamilton Spectator; November 17, 2020 Governments across Canada are facing severe economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19.…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline gives construction update on Orlando expansion

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; November 12, 2020 Brightline has made additional progress on its $2.7 billion Orlando…

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U.S., Florida: Miami-Dade County commissioners approve access fee for Brightline commuter line

By Matthew Arrojas, Reporter, South Florida Business Journal; November 13, 2020 Miami-Dade County commissioners approved a 90-year access agreement with Brightline,…

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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., 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.: Freight rail benefits from intercity passenger rail grants

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; October 28, 2020 The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is awarding $291 million to 11…

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U.S., Indiana: Construction begins on $945 Million Northwest Indiana commuter train line

By Ethan May, Indianapolis Star; October 28, 2020 Construction is getting underway on what Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb calls the largest…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline reveals new timeline, details for Tampa connection

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal; October 23, 2020 High-speed rail company Brightline has pushed back the starting date…

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U.S.: Maryland takes over Purple Line project after private firm walks away

By Bill Wilson, International Railway Journal; October 14, 2020 The Maryland Transit Administration is taking over day-to-day management of the…

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U.S., California/Nevada: Fortress Delays Pricing of $3.2 Billion Vegas Train Deal

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; October 14, 2020 Fortress Investment Group delayed the pricing of $3.2 billion of municipal bonds to…

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U.S., Florida: U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear Indian River County’s appeal of Brightline lawsuit

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; October 5, 2020 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear Indian River…

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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./Canada, Alaska/Alberta: Permit in hand, an entrepreneur starts on Alaska-Alberta Railway

By Michael Bellusci, AJOT.com; October 1, 2020 The team behind the proposed Alaska to Alberta railway aims to start prep…

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U.S., New York: Despite hurdles likened to ‘hand-to-hand combat’, MTA confident East Side Access will meet 2022 deadline

By Mark Hallum, amNY; September 22, 2020 An expected $16 billion deficit by 2024 hasn’t seemed to punch any holes…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline Still On Track To Orlando After Branson’s Departure

By Paul Scicchitano, Staff, Patch; September 26, 2020 AVENTURA, FL — Weeks after decoupling its relationship with billionaire businessman Richard…

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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., Florida: Brightline breaks ground on Aventura station

By Matthew Arrojas, Reporter, South Florida Business Journal; September 3, 2020 Brightline and Miami-Dade County officials broke ground on the…

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U.S., Florida: Businesses Organize To Push Brightline Expansion With 5 New Stops In Miami-Dade

By Deirdra Funcheon, Bisnow South Florida; September 2, 2020 The eastern side of Miami-Dade County has long been starved for…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline construction among first in the nation to use innovative box-jacking

A press release via RT&S Magazine; September 1, 2020 When Brightline Trains embarks on jacking a precast concrete box under…

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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: Los Angeles Metro posts progress with four major rail projects

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 1, 2020 The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (LA Metro) board last week advanced…

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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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