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., Florida: Brightline suspends service; 250 lose jobs

By Julius Whigham II, The Palm Beach Post; March 25, 2020 WEST PALM BEACH — Brightline train service has been…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline Updates Train Schedule Due to Outbreak

By Mackenzie Cullen, Travel Pulse; March 18, 2020 To limit further potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, Brightline has modified…

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U.S., Florida: Tri-Rail’s executive director shares insights on South Florida’s commuting trends, goals for commuter rail

By Jim Molis, Contributor, South Florida Business Journal; March 16, 2020 As one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions, South Florida’s…

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U.S., Florida: Hillsborough County/Tampa leaders tour Orlando’s SunRail, hoping for a train of their own

By Caitlin Johnston, Reporter, Tampa Bay Times; March 5, 2020 ORLANDO — The plan Thursday morning was for a group…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline Reports Substantial Ridership Growth to Begin 2020

From Travel Pulse; February 26, 2020 Brightline has released ridership numbers for the month of January 2020, showing an increase…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline completes apartment towers in downtown Miami

By Brian Bandell  – Senior Reporter, South Florida Business Journal; February 27, 2020 The Park-Line Miami apartment towers have been completed…

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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., 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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U.S., Florida Opinion: Miami-area tourists will be the big winners during Super Bowl week

By Suzanne Amaducci-Adams, Miami Herald; January 29, 2020 As Super Bowl fans arrive in the Miami area, final preparations are…

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U.S., Florida: Here’s the latest on Virgin Trains’ planned Disney station

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; January 24, 2020 Virgin Trains plans to open its proposed station at…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline passenger counts, revenue remain well below company’s own projections

By Jeff Ostrowski, The Palm Beach Post; January 20, 2020 Brightline, the rail company aiming to prove the financial viability…

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U.S.: CSX revenue drops, but railroad eyes growth in 2020

By Ellen Schneider, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; January 16, 2020 Despite positives like a record-breaking operating ratio and a 1…

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U.S., Florida – Throwing in the towel: Indian River County gives up on further appeals in Virgin Trains fight

By Colleen Wixon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; January 14, 2020 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The county will end its federal lawsuit…

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U.S., South Florida: Indian River County may accept its loss to Virgin Trains in federal court

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; January 13, 2020 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - A significant chapter could close on…

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U.S., Florida: Indian River County still pursuing legal cases against Brightline

By Jon Shainman, WPTV NBC 5; January 7, 2020 VERO BEACH, Fla. — Despite a potentially crippling setback in court,…

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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., Florida: Virgin Trains ends 2019 “ramp up” year nearing 1 million South Florida riders

By Rob Wile, Miami Herald; January 4, 2020 Virgin Trains finished November with almost 900,000 riders — less than half…

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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: Virgin Trains’ Tampa-to-Orlando right of way negotiations extended again

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; December 27, 2019 Virgin Trains USA has been granted another extension on…

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U.S.: Virgin Trains OKs 3 new stations in South Florida, so when will it build stations here on the Treasure Coast and Space Coast?

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; December 28, 2019 A blueprint for Virgin Trains USA stations on the Treasure…

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U.S.: This travel insider offers a peek behind the scenes of the Amtrak Auto Train

By Andrea Sachs, The Washington Post, The Alton Telegraph; December 26, 2019 Somewhere north of Orlando, Florida, and south of…

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U.S.; Tampa, Florida: Hillsborough transit authority looks to rebuild streetcars for $2.7 Million

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal; December 26, 2019 Some of the cars in the TECO Line Streetcar…

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U.S., Florida: Indian River County loses main fight against Virgin Trains in U.S. Court of Appeals

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; December 20, 2019 Indian River County lost its primary, long-standing legal battle with…

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