U.S., South Florida: Brightline close to county deal on commuter tracks. Next up: Fights over stations

By Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald; September 24, 2020 Miami-Dade’s transit arm is moving closer to a tax-funded deal to bring…

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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., 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., South Florida: Train tunnel under New River would cost $3.3 billion, but some say it’s worth it

By Susannah Bryan, South Florida Sun Sentinel; January 13, 2020 When it comes to whisking train passengers through downtown Fort…

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U.S., Florida: Virgin Trains plan to replace St. Lucie River rail bridge finds support from Martin County

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; January 7, 2020 MARTIN COUNTY — Local support for federal tax dollars to…

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U.S.: Virgin Trains expands in Florida. Will it ever reach Jacksonville?

By Ennis Davis, The Florida Times-Union; January 3, 2020 As Michael Cegelis speaks at a recent Central Florida Transportation Planning…

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U.S., Florida: Tri-Rail into downtown Miami awaits Brightline’s action

By Catherine Lackner, Miami Today; December 3, 2019 Thousands of would-be downtown commuters wait anxiously to learn when Tri-Rail trains…

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U.S., Florida: Indian River County to continue Brightline fight in 2020

By Jon Shainman, WPTV NBC 5; December 3, 2019 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. — Indian River County plans to continue…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline president talks about plan to add train station, parking garage in Boca Raton

By Miranda Christian, WPTV Webteam, NBC 5 WPTV; December 3, 2019 BOCA RATON, Fla. — Ahead of a critical vote…

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U.S., Florida – Report: Brightline Has Highest U.S. Death Rate

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; December 3, 2019 According to a report from the Associated Press, Brightline and its…

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Florida Congressman Brian Mast may consider federal funding for St. Lucie River bridge replacement by Virgin Trains

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; November 12, 2019 STUART - And the $100 million question is: Who wants…

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Here’s latest on Virgin Trains USA’s Orlando-to-West Palm construction

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; November 1, 2019 Virgin Trains USA is continuing to make progress on…

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Opinion in Florida: Why Stuart, not Fort Pierce, has inside track on Virgin Trains station | Gil Smart

By Gil Smart, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; November 1, 2019 Every time we write something about Virgin Trains, formerly Brightline,…

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South Florida: Pressure growing to extend Tri-Rail into Miami neighborhoods with new stations

By Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald; November 2, 2019 Tri-Rail’s delayed arrival into downtown Miami may be a year away, but…

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Florida: Virgin Trains USA moving closer to station in Cocoa, leaning toward Stuart

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; October 25, 2019 With Virgin Trains USA moving closer to its projected 2022…

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Southeast Florida: Virgin Trains USA says it will replace the St. Lucie River railroad bridge

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; October 25, 2019 WEST PALM BEACH — Virgin Trains USA plans to replace…

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Plan for a Virgin Trains USA station at PortMiami advances

By Anne Kalosh, Seatrade Cruise News; October 18, 2019 The plan to develop a PortMiami station for Brightline, the private…

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South Florida: Multi-million deal would run Virgin Trains into Port of Miami

By Jesse Scheckner; Miami Today; October 15, 2019 Less than a week after they OK’d spending up to $76.7 million…

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South Florida: Brightline/Virgin Trains unveils Phase II, mid-2022 completion

By Arthur Mondale, WPTV 5 NBC; October 14, 2019 JUPITER, Fla. — On Monday evening, Brightline/Virgin Trains unveiled it’s complete…

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Orlando to Miami higher-speed Virgin Trains USA passenger train project getting real

By Scott Powers, Floridapolitics.com; October 11, 2019 It’s getting real, this long discussed, debated, fought over, raved about, warned against,…

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South Florida: Brightline/Virgin Trains USA gets $76 million station in Aventura

By Glenna Milberg, Reporter, WPLG Local 10 News ABC; October 11, 2019 AVENTURA, Fla. – After a contentious vote that…

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For Florida State Senator Debbie Mayfield, it’s full brakes ahead for high speed rail

By Peter Schorschon, Floridapolitics.com; September 30, 2019 Sen. Debbie Mayfield appears determined once again to pass her Florida High-Speed Passenger…

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Miami-Dade may spend $76 million to build a Virgin Trains USA rail station by the Aventura Mall

By Rob Wile and Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald; September 30, 2019 Miami-Dade may spend $76 million to build a train…

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South Florida: Virgin Trains, Tri-Rail Roll Toward Real Estate Boom Linked to New Stations

By Lidia Dinkova, Law.com; September 23, 2019 In South Florida, real estate development is fueled by universal factors like demand,…

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