U.S., France: Banning Planes For Trains; Think Twice

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; April 14, 2021 Word has come the French – known for great…

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U.S., A Primer For How To Plan Passenger Train Expansions

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 29, 2021 Thanks to all who so far have responded with…

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U.S, South Florida History and Today: The Newest Use for Florida East Coast Railway Right-of-Way

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 2, 2021 Henry Flagler’s railroad-building prowess is the gift to Florida…

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U.S., Seaboard’s Silver Meteor and Silver Star History: A Proud Heritage for an Upscale Clientele

Editor’s Note: This material was originally written in 2019 and updated today. By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation;…

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U.S., More Amtrak and Brightline History: Remaking Passenger Rail in Florida

Editor’s Note: Parts of this history article were first written in 2018 and 2019; updated today. By J. Bruce Richardson,…

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U.S., Amtrak and Brightline South Florida History: Two Railroads, Two Very Different Results for Stations

Editor’s Note: This story was originally written in early 2019 and was updated today. By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail…

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U.S., Amtrak History: The Financial Calamity of the First Too Small Viewliner Order and Routes That Have Come and Gone, Part Three

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 22, 2021 Amtrak is like any other company or major organization…

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U.S., Amtrak History: Routes That Have Come and Gone, Part Two

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 20, 2021 Part Two Amtrak is 50 years old this May.…

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U.S., Travel and Train History: 20th Century Limited, Overseas Railway, Amtrak, Auto Train, The Love Boat, Brightline and Disneyland’s Santa Fe Railway Train

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 15, 2021 Railroads were the first in the transportation industry to…

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U.S., Florida: Related Group proposes office, residential tower near Brightline station in Miami

By Brian Bandell, Senior Reporter, South Florida Business Journal; December 23, 2020 The Related Group has filed plans for an office…

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U.S., New York/Florida Service History: Winter Rivals, Orange Blossom Special and Florida Special had Exceptional Dining Cars

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 14, 2020 The era of all-Pullman sleeping car winter season New…

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U.S., Florida: Fortress Returns to Muni Market, This Time For Florida Train

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; December 9, 2020 Less than two months after failing to sell $2.4 billion of unrated municipal…

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U.S., Central Florida: I-Drive Chamber ‘strongly opposes’ future Brightline corridor. Here’s why.

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; November 24, 2020 The International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce wants local…

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U.S., South Florida: Moment is here to get Coastal Link commuter rail up and running | Editorial

By Sun Sentinel Editorial Board, South Florida Sun Sentinel, yahoo! News; November 22, 2020 South Florida soon could be closer…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline, Disney share details on future high-speed rail station

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; November 23, 2020 Brightline and Walt Disney World Resort have shared new details…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline gives construction update on Orlando expansion

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; November 12, 2020 Brightline has made additional progress on its $2.7 billion Orlando…

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U.S., Florida: U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear Indian River County’s appeal of Brightline lawsuit

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; October 5, 2020 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear Indian River…

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U.S., South Florida: Brightline shut down commuter service for months. When will the trains run again?

By David Lyons, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Mass Transit Magazine; October 1, 2020 The trains are in the barn. The downtown…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline Still On Track To Orlando After Branson’s Departure

By Paul Scicchitano, Staff, Patch; September 26, 2020 AVENTURA, FL — Weeks after decoupling its relationship with billionaire businessman Richard…

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U.S., South Florida: Brightline close to county deal on commuter tracks. Next up: Fights over stations

By Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald; September 24, 2020 Miami-Dade’s transit arm is moving closer to a tax-funded deal to bring…

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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., Florida: Brightline breaks ground on Aventura station

By Matthew Arrojas, Reporter, South Florida Business Journal; September 3, 2020 Brightline and Miami-Dade County officials broke ground on the…

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U.S., Florida: Businesses Organize To Push Brightline Expansion With 5 New Stops In Miami-Dade

By Deirdra Funcheon, Bisnow South Florida; September 2, 2020 The eastern side of Miami-Dade County has long been starved for…

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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.: Florida Luxury Train Cuts Branson Ties, Drops Virgin Name

By Jonathan Levin, Bloomberg, August 7, 2020 Florida luxury train operator Brightline is dropping plans to rebrand as Virgin Trains…

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