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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Where will California’s high-speed rail stop in the San Francisco Bay Area?

By Gary Richards, East Bay Times; July 2, 2019 If the billions needed to build the high-speed rail line from…

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Who needs high-speed rail? California already has a slow train to ‘nowhere’

By Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle; June 29, 2019 It has been one of those great California dreams — a…

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Danny Plaugher column: Virginia is leading on passenger rail. It needs Congress’ help.

By Danny Plaugher, Richmond Times-Dispatch; June 29, 2019 While Indiana (Hoosier service) and Pennsylvania (Keystone and Pennsylvanian services) are cutting…

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View from the UK: How America’s first high-speed railway – and Virgin Trains – is transforming Florida

By Simon Veness, The Telegraph; June 26, 2019 Sir Richard Branson may have been absent, but he and his Virgin…

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Virgin Trains looks to expand quickly in U.S.

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; June 25, 2019 Today Disney World, tomorrow Disneyland. No, it’s not backwards motivation. It…

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Virgin Trains’ Orlando, Florida leg underway as railroad eyes expansions to Tampa, Las Vegas

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; June 24, 2019 ORLANDO — As construction of a 125 mph passenger railroad,…

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Virgin Trains beginning an important link between Miami and Orlando today | Commentary

By CARLOS A. GIMENEZ, Orlando Sentinel; June 24, 2019 This is an exciting time for Orlando and Miami as Virgin…

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Virgin Trains: Expansion to Orlando is underway through Florida’s Treasure and Space coasts

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; June 21, 2019 As Virgin Trains USA gears up for a ceremonial groundbreaking…

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Virgin’s Brightline train dreams are going to be derailed | Opinion

Editor’s Note: The author of this opinion piece, Carl Hiaasen, is a decades-long, well-respected marquee columnist for the Miami Herald.…

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Florida: Virgin Trains officials to break ground on high speed rail system in Orlando

By Amanda Castro, Reporter/Anchor, WKMG ClickOrlando.com; June 19, 2019 ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A multi-billion project to bring high-speed passenger…

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Virgin Trains in Central Florida will leave highway traffic in the ‘dust’

By Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel; June 17, 2019 When Virgin trains begin service from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach…

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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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