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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U.S., Florida: Executive says CSX Corp. team transformed the company

By Mark Basch, Contributing Writer, Jacksonville Daily Record; December 11, 2019 Mark Wallace joined CSX Corp. in early 2017 as…

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U.S., Florida: Boca officials unanimously approve Brightline station

By Abraham Mahshie, Special to The Post, The Palm Beach Post; December 10, 2019 Boca Raton officials on Tuesday night…

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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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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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