Virgin Trains USAs’ Las Vegas to Los Angeles line on track for 2023 opening

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; October 15, 2019 After years of chatter, Virgin Trains USA appears ready to bring…

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Deadline extended for Virgin Trains’ $1.7 billion Orlando-Tampa route negotiations

By Ryan Lynch and Veronica Brezina-Smith, Orlando Business Journal; October 3, 2019 A proposed high-speed train route between Orlando and…

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Texas: 5 Reasons the Houston-Dallas High-Speed Rail Project Makes Sense

By Jeff Balke, Houston Press; October 3, 2019 The Central Texas High-Speed Railway (aka, the Texas bullet train) proposed to…

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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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California Virgin Trains USA proposal gets bond boost from committee

By Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal; September 19, 2019 Development of a high-speed rail line took another leap forward…

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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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California Bullet train board votes on proposed Valley to San Jose route, amid backlash

By Tim Sheehan, The Fresno Bee; September 17, 2019 San Jose The California High-Speed Rail Authority board voted unanimously Tuesday…

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California bullet train’s mishandling of land deals adds to mounting costs and delays

By Ralph Vartabedian, Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times; September 16, 2019 California’s bullet train project confronts an array of political and…

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Texas Central Partners inks construction deal for high-speed rail

By Staff Reports, The Madisonville Meteor; September 16, 2019 Texas Central Partners, the company hoping to build a high-speed rail…

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Florida extends Virgin Trains’ deadline for Orlando-to-Tampa right-of-way negotiations

By Veronica Brezina-Smith and Ryan Lynch, Orlando Business Journal; September 11, 2019 The state is allowing more time for Virgin…

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Central Florida: Virgin Trains USA construction to cause lane, shoulder closures this month

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; August 12, 2019 The expansion of Virgin Trains USA from Miami to…

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Texas: Appeals court squelches Grimes County suit against high-speed rail

By Barbara Boxleitner, The Madisonville Meteor; August 6, 2019 The 14th Court of Appeal in Houston shut down an effort…

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Florida: Virgin Trains USA Celebrates One Million Ride Mark

A press release from Virgin Trains USA; August 6, 2019: Virgin Trains, formerly Brightline, first began service in January 2018,…

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California/Las Vegas: Virgin Trains seeking $800 million in bonds for high-speed rail project

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; August 1, 2019 Virgin Trains is looking to finally get the long-talked about high-speed…

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South Florida: Brightline Stop Chugging Toward Boca Raton

By Marisa Herman, Associate Editor, Boca Newspaper; July 31, 2019 Boca residents may be able to hop on a Brightline…

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California: A not-so-high-speed train in the Central Valley could be a boon for the Bay Area

By Erin Baldassari, Marin Independent Journal; August 1, 2019 Caltrain could see faster, more frequent service sooner rather than later…

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Rail from Los Angeles to Las Vegas? Metro officials are talking with Virgin Trains

By Elijah Chiland, Curbed Los Angeles; July 26, 2019 The head of Los Angeles’s largest transit agency said Thursday that…

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South Florida: Virgin Trains USA/Brightline surpasses 1 million riders

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; July 25, 2019 After about only a year and a half in service, Virgin…

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Boca Raton, Florida advances to next step with Virgin USA to add train stop

By Andrew Lofholm, WPTV NBC 5; July 22, 2019 BOCA RATON, Fla. — Virgin USA, formally known as Brightline, met…

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Here’s how work is progressing on Virgin Train USA’s Orlando-to-Miami route

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; July 22, 2019 Virgin Trains USA has offered a further look at…

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California moving toward awarding $1.65 billion hi-speed rail contract

By David Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; July 17, 2019 Although the California hi-speed rail project has had a bumpy…

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California/Las Vegas: Victorville-Vegas train may be rolling by 2023

By Bryce Huffine, Daily Press; July 15, 2019 VICTORVILLE — High Desert residents eager for high-speed rail travel between here and…

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California: Merced to Bay Area high-speed rail preferred alternatives released

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; July 8, 2019 The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) released the State’s Preferred Alternatives…

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