Despite losses, Virgin Trains USA/Brightline says it’s full speed ahead in South Florida

By Wanda Moore, WPTV NBC 5; February 19, 2019 Full speed ahead. That’s what Virgin Trains USA, formerly Brightline, is…

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Federal Railroad Administration pulls funding plug on California High Speed Rail

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; February 19, 2019 For all intents and purposes, California’s high-speed rail project…

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No, California Governor Gavin Newsom didn’t kill high-speed rail. But what’s his Plan B?

By Tony Bizjak, Tim Sheehan, and Rory Appleton, The Sacramento Bee; February 18, 2019 It’s been a dream for years…

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Texas Central plans to appeal judge’s recent eminent domain ruling

By Chris Mathews, Reporter, Houston Business Journal; February 14, 2019 A spike was driven through the proposed Houston-Dallas high-speed railway…

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Bullet train went from peak California innovation to the project from hell

By Laura J. Nelson and Joe Mozingo, Los Angeles Times; February 14, 2019 It was billed as the most ambitious…

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American Public Transportation Association Transit News – California High-Speed Rail Project is Critical to Creating Economic Opportunities

A press release from APTA/American Public Transportation Association; February 13, 2019: Washington, DC  Statement by APTA President and CEO Paul…

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California Governor Newsom isn’t backing away from high-speed rail, after all

By Garth Stapley, The Modesto Fee; February 13, 2019 Some supporters of high-speed rail were encouraged by remarks in the…

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Brightline/Virgin Trains USA: Express train firm hints at Jacksonville, Florida

By Mark Basch, Contributing Writer, Jacksonville Daily Record; February 14, 2019 The Basch Report: Some jobs safe in SunTrust, BB&T…

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New rail plan a big setback for future terminal under San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center

By Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle; February 12, 2019 Officials in San Francisco had planted their dreams in the empty…

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Opinion: California just drastically cut its plan for high speed rail — and it’s the latest example of the US failing to do what the rest of the world has already figured out

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; February 13, 2019 In his State of state address on Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom…

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