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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After Iowa Pacific in New York State: Florida company renews interest in purchase of Warren County rail line

By Don Lehman, The Post-Star; November 24, 2019 A Florida-based rail company that wanted to purchase Warren County’s rail line…

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Florida Weekly Update: Check out Virgin Trains’ progress on its $4 Billion Orlando-to-West Palm route

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; November 22, 2019 Virgin Trains is on track for its expansion into…

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State asks Florida Department Of Transportation to investigate Tri-Rail bidding process

By Robert Smith, Valliant News; November 14, 2019 The Florida Department of Transportation has been asked to investigate the way…

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South Florida: Tri-Rail frustrated by maintenance issues, duct tape repair

By Robert Smith, Valliant News; November 14, 2019 You can add repairing railroad tracks to the 1,001 uses for duct…

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South Florida: Brightline asks Boca Raton for $12.1 million for parking garage

By Jeff Ostrowski, The Palm Beach Post; November 12, 2019 The Brightline rail service wants the city of Boca Raton…

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Florida: Former Jacksonville Terminal, now convention center, to mark 100th anniversary

By Staff, Jacksonville Daily Record; November 12, 2019 The Jacksonville Historical Society plans a centennial celebration for the Jacksonville Terminal…

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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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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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As his 200th birthday nears, the father of Florida tourism remains a mystery

By Paul Guzzo, Tampa Bay Times; October 24, 2019 TAMPA — Happy 200th birthday to Henry Plant, the man who…

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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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Tampa, Florida: TECO Line Streetcar nearly triples annual ridership

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal; October 18, 2019 The TECO Line Streetcar in Tampa has closed out…

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Although revenue fell, CSX earnings grew slightly in Q3

By Ellen Schneider, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; October 17, 2019 Despite CSX Corp.’s revenue falling 5 percent in the third…

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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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Riding the (Sun) Rails

By Joseph Hayes, Orlando Magazine; October 2019 The 49 miles of Sunrail track (so far) with 16 stations through four…

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Brightline/Virgin Trains USA Announces New Travel Advisor Program

By Patrick Clarke, Senior Writer, Travel Pulse; October 10, 2019 Brightline (soon to be Virgin Trains), announced today a new…

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Orlando International Airport is right on cusp of major milestone

Editor’s Note: Many passenger rail traditionalists have questioned the wisdom of Brightline/Virgin Trains USA constructing its primary Orlando area train…

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Florida: Want a Brightline train station? Taxpayers may help pay for it

By David Lyons, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel; October 7, 2019 South Florida local governments are finding that if…

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South Florida: Brightline to bring therapy dogs to all three of its stations for World Mental Health Day

By Samantha Kerrigan, CBS12; October 8, 2019 West Palm Beach, Fla. (CBS12) — This Thursday is World Mental Health Day,…

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Amtrak’s Interregional Growth Opportunities

By Andrew Selden, Railway Age Magazine; October 7, 2019 Years ago, the Minnesota Association of Railroad Passengers ran an experiment.…

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