U.S.: Illinois Wins Grant That Will Benefit Amtrak Hiawatha Expansion

By Jeramey Jannene, Urban Milwaukee; May 29, 2020 A new federal grant to repair a railroad junction in Illinois will…

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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 Opinion: The bad news for the bullet train never stops

By The Editorial Board, The Orange County Register; May 1, 2020 The board of the California High-Rail Authority disclosed that…

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U.S.: Design-Build Team Makes Decision to Leave Maryland Purple Line Rail Project

By Jim Parsons, Engineering News-Record; May 2, 2020 The design-build consortium for Maryland’s $2-billion Purple Line light-rail system plans to…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: Work continues on Amtrak station, with date moved slightly later for targeted completion on West Main

By Dan Miller, Press & Journal; April 29, 2020 Work is continuing toward building the new Amtrak train station along…

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Canada, British Columbia: At least $326 Million to get trains running on Island again: report

By Carla Wilson, Times Colonist; April 28, 2020 A condition assessment of the Island Rail Corridor estimates that costs to…

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U.S., California: BART puts small businesses to work on the railroad during pandemic

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; April 23, 2020 Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is taking unprecedented steps to increase…

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U.S., Maryland: Amtrak to move forward with ‘critical’ Baltimore Penn Station redevelopment despite pandemic

By Holden Wilen, Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal; April 23, 2020 Amtrak officials said Thursday they consider the redevelopment of Baltimore’s…

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U.S., California: Report details plan to greatly increase passenger trains from Modesto to Sacramento

By John Holland, The Modesto Bee; April 21, 2020 Modesto-area residents yearning for better passenger rail to Sacramento might want…

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U.S., California: Rail project 40% done; Redlands and San Bernardino road closures continue

By Jennifer Iyer, Redlands Daily Facts; April 20, 2020 Work on a rail project connecting Redlands and San Bernardino is…

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U.S., New Jersey: NJ Transit natural gas plant in Kearny gets green light

By Peter D’Auria, The Jersey Journal, NJ.com; April 20, 2020 NJ Transit is moving forward with the construction of a…

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U.S., Massachusetts: Waiver sought to speed Union Station platform project in Worcester

By Nick Kotsopoulos, Telegram & Gazette Staff, Telegram.com; April 16, 2020 WORCESTER – The Worcester Redevelopment Authority is seeking a…

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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., California – SPUR Talk: The Future of Diridon Station

By Roger Rudick, Streetsblog SF; April 8, 2020 A planned top-to-bottom rebuild of San Jose’s main railway station could cost…

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U.S., Texas Central: COVID-19 Could Impact Project Delivery

By David Burroughs, News & Features Writer, International Railway Journal, Railway Age Magazine; April 2, 2020 Texas Central says that the $20…

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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., California: Redlands, San Bernardino rail work continues despite coronavirus outbreak

By Jennifer Iyer, Redlands Daily Facts; March 23, 2020 Work on the Redlands Passenger Rail Project will continue, at least…

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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., 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., 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., California: Costa has a new plan for high-speed rail through Fresno. Here’s how much it’ll cost

By Thaddeus Miller, The Fresno Bee; February 21, 2020 About a year after California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state…

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U.S., Commentary: Is High-Speed Rail In The US Finally Becoming A Reality?

By Gabriel Leigh, Contributor, Forbes; February 20, 2020 Let’s be honest: rail travel in the US is in a pitiful…

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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 bullet train adds another $1.3 billion to projected price tag

By Don Thompson, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times; February 12, 2020 SACRAMENTO — The California High-Speed Rail Authority on Wednesday bumped its…

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