U.S.: Pacific Northwest, South serve as models for passenger rail in Montana

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; September 18, 2020 As counties across southern Montana join the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority…

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U.S.: North Carolina gets federal grant to buy corridor for Raleigh-Richmond high-speed rail

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer; September 18, 2020 RALEIGH The effort to establish high-speed passenger rail service between…

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U.S., Florida: High-speed rail operator Brightline is in talks with Tampa developer Darryl Shaw for a potential station near Ybor City

By Veronica Brezina-Smith and Ashley Gurbal Kritzer, Tampa Bay Business Journal; September 15, 2020 High-speed rail operator Brightline is in…

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U.S.: California’s scaled-back high-speed rail plan faces doubts amid financial crunch

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times (TNS), Herald-Mail Media; September 10, 2020 LOS ANGELES — It was just last year…

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U.S., California/Nevada: Fortress Eyes Building Two Phases of Las Vegas Rail Concurrently

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg Quint; September 3, 2020 (Bloomberg) — The company backed by Fortress Investment Group’s private-equity funds plans…

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U.S.: Fortress Wins California Approval for Vegas Rail Reimbursement

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance; August 26, 2020 (Bloomberg) — A company backed by Fortress Investment Group’s private-equity funds…

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Asia, Japan: High speed train seats used to deliver fresh fish

From Railway Gazette International; August 26, 2020 JAPAN: East Japan Railway is testing the use of high speed passenger trains…

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U.S., California/Nevada: Fortress Eyes More Debt for Las Vegas Rail Still to Be Built

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance; August 21, 2020 (Bloomberg) — A company backed by Fortress Investment Group’s private-equity funds…

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U.S., Florida, Nevada, California: Fortress Debt Sale for Vegas Train Sees Bond Market Skeptics

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance; August 13, 2020 (Bloomberg) — During the municipal-debt market’s pre-pandemic boom days, investors poured…

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U.S., Opinion: High-Speed Rail’s True Barrier Isn’t Money. It’s Space.

By Scott Beyer, Urban Issues Columnist, Governing; August 3, 2020 America is way behind on building high-speed rail. While nations…

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Canada and Europe: EU clears Alstom’s acquisition of Bombardier rail unit

By The Associated Press, New Haven Register; July 31, 2020 BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission has given its go-ahead…

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U.S., California and Nevada – STEVE SEBELIUS: Tax-free bonds turn Vegas-to-Victorville train dream into reality

By Steve Sebelius, Las Vegas Review-Journal; August 1, 2020 After decades of talk, planning and dashed dreams, it appears the…

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U.S., Texas – Traveling 200 mph in a pandemic. Which would be safer: High-speed rail or Hyperloop?

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; July 30, 2020 FORT WORTH Hyperloop and high-speed rail technology, which are both being…

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U.S. High-speed rail coming down the track: America’s newest, fastest trains, from Acela to Brightline

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; July 30, 2020 What do Miami’s cruise ship port, Disney World and Las Vegas have…

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U.S., Nevada: Los Angeles-To-Las Vegas High-Speed Train Wins $200 Million Nevada Bond Allocation

By Alan Ohnsman, Forbes Staff; July 24, 2020 XpressWest, a high-speed rail line that will connect Southern California to Las…

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U.S., Nevada: Virgin Trains surveying work to limit I-15 lanes next week

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; July 23, 2020 Surveying work related to the planned Virgin Trains USA high-speed rail…

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U.S., Nevada: Clark County backs plan for state to issue bonds for high-speed rail line

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; July 21, 2020 High-speed rail service between Las Vegas and Southern California moved a…

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U.S. Surface Transportation Board: Texas Central project falls under board’s jurisdiction

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 17, 2020 The Surface Transportation Board (STB) yesterday, reversing an earlier decision, determined that Texas…

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U.S., Texas: Potential Funding for Texas Central High Speed Rail in New Federal Infrastructure Bill

By Kim Roberts, The Texan; July 11, 2020 When the U.S. House of Representatives passed a large infrastructure bill, tagged…

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U.S., Texas: Permitting process nearing completion for Texas Central high-speed rail

By Paul Wedding, Staff Writer, Houston Chronicle; July 10, 2020 Despite the pandemic slowing down some business, Texas Central is…

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U.S.: For American high-speed rail, 2020 could be a turning point

By Matt McFarland, CNN Business, Erie News Now; July 8, 2020 High-speed rail, long an afterthought in the United States,…

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U.S., California: Rancho Cucamonga route could be added to $5 billion train to Las Vegas

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, The Press Enterprise; July 1, 2020 A San Bernardino County transportation agency on…

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Asia: Japan’s new bullet train N700S debuts on line linking Tokyo, Osaka

From Kyodo News; July 1, 2020 Tokyo – Japan’s latest shinkansen bullet train model offering improved performance and upgraded cabin…

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U.S.: High-speed rail project gets OK to use I-15 right of way in California

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal, June 30, 2020 Virgin Trains USA’s high speed train plans got another boost after…

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U.S., California: Las Vegas train builder gets more time to sell private activity bonds

By Keeley Webster, The Bond Buyer; June 29, 2020 The California Infrastructure and Economic Bank approved a five-month extension for plans…

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