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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Boca Raton, Florida advances to next step with Virgin USA to add train stop

By Andrew Lofholm, WPTV NBC 5; July 22, 2019 BOCA RATON, Fla. — Virgin USA, formally known as Brightline, met…

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South Florida: Train service eases stress for West Palm Beach commuters

By Tony Doris, The Palm Beach Post; July 12, 2019 WEST PALM BEACH — Mabel Melton, a longtime Miami-Dade County…

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Congressmen seek longer comment period for LNG-by-rail permit request

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 1, 2019 House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and U.S. Rep. Tom…

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Virgin’s Brightline train dreams are going to be derailed | Opinion

Editor’s Note: The author of this opinion piece, Carl Hiaasen, is a decades-long, well-respected marquee columnist for the Miami Herald.…

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Fort Pierce vs. Stuart: Which Florida Treasure Coast city is best fit for Virgin Trains station?

By Keona Gardner, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; April 18, 2019 It’s been eight months since Virgin Trains USA, formerly Brightline,…

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Grant Could Help Bring Passenger Rail to Downtown Jacksonville, Florida; Ease San Marco Train Woes

By Bill Delaney, WJCT; September 12, 2018 Though it has largely flown under the radar, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority and…

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Despite ‘disaster risk,’ trains haul highly flammable gas cargo across South Florida

Editor’s Note: Railroad public relations executives often have to deal with near-hysterical stories in all types of news media, most…

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No easy fix to collisions between trains, people seeking to end lives

By Jeff Ostrowski, Staff Writer, Palm Beach Post; July 27, 2018 In a dark twist for a shiny new attempt…

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FRA’s Dirty Dozen

By STEPHANIE BEASLEY, With help from Tanya Snyder, Lauren Gardner and Brianna Gurciullo, Politico Morning Transportation; May 17, 2018 DIRTY…

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Behind the Scenes of Brightline, Miami’s Privately Funded Train Project

By Martin Vassolo, Miami Herald, Tribune Content Agency, GovTech.com; May 11, 2018 (TNS) — Past several blocks of machinery and…

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