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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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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Florida: Indian River Neighborhood Association joins county in lawsuit against Virgin Trains

By Colleen Wixon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; June 11, 2019 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Indian River Neighborhood Association has joined the…

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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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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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Richard Branson’s Brightline Will Kick Off Its Boozy Rides With a Rum Train in South Florida

By Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure; May 28, 2019 As if Brightline’s pending extension to Orlando isn’t exciting enough, the…

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Florida: Virgin Trains kicks off work on rail line to link Orlando to Miami

From The South Florida Sun Sentinel; May 21, 2019 Virgin Trains USA started work Tuesday on its long-awaited rail line…

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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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South Florida: MSC Cruises and Brightline Partner to Offer Bag-Free Transportation to PortMiami

By Gina Kramer, Editor, Cruise Critic; May 8, 2019 (5 p.m. EDT) — Sailing on MSC Cruises out of Miami?…

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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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Florida: More people rode Virgin’s Brightline train in March. Are 2019 goals now in reach?

By Rob Wile, Miami Herald; April 24, 2019 Ridership on Virgin’s express train may finally be on track to meet…

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Florida: Virgin Trains finally set to launch construction of West Palm Beach-to-Orlando link

By Rob Wile, Miami Herald; April 19, 2019 Virgin announced Friday it is finally set to build its West Palm…

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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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Florida’s Indian River County files appeal of federal lawsuit regarding Virgin Trains’ sale of tax-free bonds

By Colleen Wixon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; April 10, 2019 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The county officially filed its appeal of…

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Richard Branson Hypnotized Me and Stole My Watch

By Laine Doss, Miami New Times; April 5, 2019 It’s about 5 p.m. and Richard Branson is visibly tired.  The…

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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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Virgin Trains plans to link with Disney World, SunRail at same time as Orlando International Airport

By Kevin Spear, Reporter, Orlando Sentinel; April 4, 2019 The train that will run from South to Central Florida is…

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Sir Richard Branson-backed Virgin Trains USA locks up funding for Orlando leg

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; April 4, 2019 Virgin Trains USA on April 4 announced its $2.3…

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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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Florida: Brightline trains often seem empty. Is it a sign of trouble, or just growing pains?

Editor’s Note: The story below is representative of reporting on a new passenger rail project when neither the report nor…

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Brightline now will be called Virgin Trains USA. Here’s what to expect next week and beyond.

By David Lyons, Reporter, South Florida Sun Sentinel; March 29, 2019 One year after the Brightline commuter rail line unveiled…

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