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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SunRail cracks down on fare card misuse in Central Florida

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 2, 2019 Next month, Central Florida commuter railroad SunRail will begin tracking fare evasion through…

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For Florida State Senator Debbie Mayfield, it’s full brakes ahead for high speed rail

By Peter Schorschon, Floridapolitics.com; September 30, 2019 Sen. Debbie Mayfield appears determined once again to pass her Florida High-Speed Passenger…

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South Florida: Tri-Rail to increase fares for the first time in 10 years

By Hannah Morse, The Palm Beach Post; September 27, 2019 POMPANO BEACH — Tri-Rail will increase most of its fares…

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Orlando’s Royal Palm Railway: For a spooky ride, all aboard Phantasmagoria’s ghost train | Review

By Matthew J. Palm, Theater Critic, Orlando Sentinel; September 26, 2019 It might seem counterintuitive to tell ghost stories about…

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Miami-Dade may spend $76 million to build a Virgin Trains USA rail station by the Aventura Mall

By Rob Wile and Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald; September 30, 2019 Miami-Dade may spend $76 million to build a train…

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Florida: Here’s the latest on Virgin Trains’ $4 billion Orlando-to-West Palm route

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; September 23, 2019 Virgin Trains USA is continuing to make progress on…

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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/Brightline: New South Florida stations could add millions of new trips

By Rob Wile, Miami Herald; September 20, 2019 Virgin Trains, formerly known as Brightline, confirmed Friday it continues to target…

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Extending light rail north of Miami, Florida would be expensive, but study reveals traditional elevated rail beats sexier alternatives

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; September 19, 2019 If Miami-Dade County wants to expand its light rail transit line…

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South Florida: How Miami ranks among best and worst public transit systems in US

By Michael Adams, Managing Editor, South Florida Business Journal; September 18, 2019 Miami’s public transit system lags behind other U.S.…

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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 Gulf and Atlantic Railway courts small business as it takes over part of CSX rail

By Deborah Buckhalter, Jackson County Floridan; September 17, 2019 Four months ago, in a “soft” transfer that was not highly…

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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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Central Florida: End of the line? Volusia County’s move to drop DeLand SunRail surprises some

By Anthony DeFeo, Al Everson, The West Volusia Beacon; September 4, 2019 The fact that Volusia County is ready to…

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