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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U.S., New York: $2 billion LaGuardia AirTrain gets green light from Federal Aviation Administration

By Rachel Vick, Queens Daily Eagle; August 24, 2020 A rail line linking Midtown Manhattan with LaGuardia Airport moved a…

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U.S.: Lowest bidder for Massachusetts South Coast Rail confirmed

By Oliver Cuenca, News and Features Writer, International Railway Journal; August 21, 2020 MASSACHUSETTS Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has announced the lowest…

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Central America: Mexico rolling on with prolific portfolio of passenger rail projects

From Bnamericas; August 21, 2020 Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) passenger railway portfolio could eventually include more than…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline replacing rusting downtown Melbourne train bridge with twin steel bridges

By Rick Neale, Florida Today; August 21, 2020 Like an enormous piston belching blue smoke, a pile driver is noisily pounding…

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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., New York: Amtrak portion of Moynihan Train Hall renovation could see delays, cost spikes, report says

By Colleen Wilson, NorthJersey.com; August 19, 2020 Inexperienced management, rising costs, and concerns about on-time completion are among the highlighted…

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U.S., New York: Long Island Rail Road stations being modernized as third track construction continues

By Elliot Weld, The Island Now; August 18, 2020 Several stations on the Long Island Rail Road are undergoing “complete…

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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.: Solving bridge bottleneck seen as key step for Virginia’s rail renaissance

By Elizabeth McGowan, Energy News Network; August 12, 2020 Pedestrians, riders on horseback and stagecoaches flocked to the Long Bridge…

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