Train control safety rule stalls Tri-Rail to MiamiCentral Station

By Catherine Lackner, Miami Today; June 18, 2019 Another roadblock has temporarily stalled Tri-Rail trains from steaming into Miami Central…

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Florida: Virgin Trains gives updates on both its planned routes in Orlando

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; June 14, 2019 Miami-based Virgin Trains USA presented additional info to the…

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Federal Railroad Administration awards grants for CREATE project, rail upgrades in Florida and Michigan

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 12, 2019 The Florida Department of Transportation will receive a $17 million Consolidated Rail Infrastructure…

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Passenger rail grows in Florida, as the state grapples with congested roads

By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 2019 In January, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA)…

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RailUSA Acquires CSX’s 430-Mile Florida Panhandle Rail Line

A press release from RailUSA; June 3, 2019: BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– RailUSA, LLC, an independent freight railroad and rail…

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Virgin Trains USA called ‘transformative’ for Florida cruise industry

By Anne Kalosh, Editor, Seatrade Cruise News; May 30, 2019 Virgin Trains USA (formerly Brightline) today hosted a congressional staff…

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Central Florida’s SunRail at 5: Ridership for commuter train is growing, but will it ever run to DeLand?

By Mark Harper, The Daytona Beach News-Journal; May 25, 2019 Deltona resident Anne Semmons started using SunRail on her daily…

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Central Florida: The Polar Express Christmas train is returning for a third season to Tavares on the Royal Palm Railway Experience

By Jerry Fallstrom, Orlando Sentinel; May 22, 2019 TAVARES — Train lovers were disappointed recently when the Royal Palm Railway…

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South Florida: VirginTrains USA owner sells MiamiCentral office buildings for $159 million

By Keith Larsen, The Real Deal; May 15, 2019 The parent company of VirginTrains USA, Florida East Coast Industries, sold…

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Freight rail can be a model for the infrastructure of the future | Opinion

By Brad Drake, Tallahassee Democrat; May 8, 2019 States across the nation are grappling with how to keep up with…

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Central Florida’s SunRail Rolling Out $200,000 Mobile App

By Staff, Spectrum News 13; May 13, 2019 ORLANDO, Fla. — On the heels of its fifth anniversary, SunRail is…

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High-speed rail in the U.S. has new promise, and new pitfalls

By Patrick Sisson, Curbed; May 3, 2019 During a press conference last month to announce that his multifaceted Virgin brand…

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Central Florida editorial: Happy 5-year anniversary, SunRail — now let’s make it better

By The Editorial Board, Orlando Sentinel; April 30, 2019 Let’s be honest — SunRail was a consolation prize. What Central…

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West Central Florida: State plans to construct new CSX railroad bridges over I-4 to accommodate future high-speed rail

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal; April 25, 2019 The Florida Department of Transportation wants to construct two…

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Central Florida: SunRail Eyes Record Ridership and Future Expansions

By Greg Angel, Spectrum News 13; April 23, 2019 ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s just before noon and the northbound SunRail…

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Richard Branson’s new high-speed train links luxe condos in Florida

By Christopher Cameron, New York Post; April 18, 2019 Virgin Trains USA — South Florida’s new express-train service, a collab…

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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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Miami: Tri-Rail train stations in Midtown and Little River? Report makes case for new local stops

By Rob Wile and Joey Flechas, Miami Herald; April 18, 2019 Tri-Rail has yet to arrive at MiamiCentral Station, where…

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Politico Morning Transportation: Can private funding save high speed rail?

FAA reopens comments on 737 MAX training report By SAM MINTZ, With help from Tanya Snyder, Politico Morning Transportation; April…

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CSX first quarter results break another record

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; April 16, 2019 CSX Corp. boasted strong numbers across the board in the…

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Richard Branson seeking tie-ins to Las Vegas hotel, planned train

By Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal; April 13, 2019 Richard Branson, whose Virgin Group brand is expected to have…

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Opinion: Amtrak isn’t working. Could private rail do better?

By Nick Zaiac, Washington Examiner; April 11, 2019 The story of rate regulation, decline, nationalization and privatization of passenger rail…

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Florida: How Tampa Tripled Ridership on its Streetcar

By Angie Schmitt. Streetsblog USA; April 8, 2019 Here’s a happy transit story: A $2.7-million state grant to Tampa’s downtown streetcar…

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Florida Development Finance Corp. approves $950M in bonds for Virgin Trains USA’s Orlando-to-Miami route

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; April 5, 2019 Virgin Trains USA just received a big boost for…

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Billionaire Richard Branson visits South Florida to rebrand Brightline as Virgin Trains (Photos)

By Brian Bandell, Senior Reporter, South Florida Business Journal; April 4, 2019 Billionaire Richard Branson visited South Florida on Thursday…

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