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 – 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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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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Virgin Trains expects to begin work Sept. 23 along Florida’s Treasure Coast, Stuart officials say

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; September 18, 2019 Preliminary work on Virgin Trains USA’s higher-speed rail is expected…

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Florida’s Brightline passenger rail expands on success

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; September 9, 2019 Work with what is there. That usually is the calling following…

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Virgin Trains’ Orlando, Florida leg underway as railroad eyes expansions to Tampa, Las Vegas

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; June 24, 2019 ORLANDO — As construction of a 125 mph passenger railroad,…

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Virgin Trains beginning an important link between Miami and Orlando today | Commentary

By CARLOS A. GIMENEZ, Orlando Sentinel; June 24, 2019 This is an exciting time for Orlando and Miami as Virgin…

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Virgin Trains: Expansion to Orlando is underway through Florida’s Treasure and Space coasts

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; June 21, 2019 As Virgin Trains USA gears up for a ceremonial groundbreaking…

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Federal Railroad Administration awards grants for CREATE project, rail upgrades in Florida and Michigan

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 12, 2019 The Florida Department of Transportation will receive a $17 million Consolidated Rail Infrastructure…

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Florida: Virgin Trains kicks off work on rail line to link Orlando to Miami

From The South Florida Sun Sentinel; May 21, 2019 Virgin Trains USA started work Tuesday on its long-awaited rail line…

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Florida: Virgin Trains finally set to launch construction of West Palm Beach-to-Orlando link

By Rob Wile, Miami Herald; April 19, 2019 Virgin announced Friday it is finally set to build its West Palm…

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Richard Branson’s new high-speed train links luxe condos in Florida

By Christopher Cameron, New York Post; April 18, 2019 Virgin Trains USA — South Florida’s new express-train service, a collab…

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Brightline now will be called Virgin Trains USA. Here’s what to expect next week and beyond.

By David Lyons, Reporter, South Florida Sun Sentinel; March 29, 2019 One year after the Brightline commuter rail line unveiled…

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Florida: Brightline says it’s ready to build its Orlando extension, requests $950M in bonds

By Jim Turner, News Service of Florida, Miami Herald; March 2, 2019 Brightline rail service largely drew praise from businesses,…

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Florida Treasure Coast safety group vows to keep up the battle as Virgin Trains’ Phase 2 expansion gets closer

By Colleen Wixon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; February 26, 2019 VERO BEACH — St. Lucie Village resident Anne Sinnott, who travels…

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Florida: Officials ponder Volusia, Flagler county’s transportation problems

By Mark Harper, The Daytona Beach News-Journal; February 26, 2019 DAYTONA BEACH — For an hour Monday, 125 government and…

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Virgin Trains USA might roll into PortMiami to serve cruise passengers directly from a train

Editor’s Note: When Henry Flagler extended his railroad from the small town of Miami in South Florida to Key West,…

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Brightline/Virgin Trains USA: Express train firm hints at Jacksonville, Florida

By Mark Basch, Contributing Writer, Jacksonville Daily Record; February 14, 2019 The Basch Report: Some jobs safe in SunTrust, BB&T…

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Florida’s Indian River County again sues Virgin Trains USA, this time over rail-crossing maintenance

By Colleen Wixon, Treasure Coat Newspapers, TCPalm.com; January 16, 2019 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The county has filed another lawsuit fighting…

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Florida: Indian River County will file new lawsuit against Virgin Trains, seek to avoid crossing-maintenance costs

By Lisa Broadt, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; December 11, 2018 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The county is poised to sue…

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Florida: Jacksonville Transportation Authority laying groundwork for downtown passenger rail

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; Aug 31, 2018 Nat Ford, CEO of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, notified the…

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South Florida: Coast Guard investigating operations of New River railroad drawbridge

By David Fleshler, Report, South Florida Sun Sentinel; July 25, 2018 The Coast Guard has opened an investigation into the…

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