Las Vegas officials eye linking downtown to proposed high-speed rail

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; May 24, 2019 A $7 billion high-speed rail line slated to connect Las Vegas…

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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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Richard Branson seeking tie-ins to Las Vegas hotel, planned train

By Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal; April 13, 2019 Richard Branson, whose Virgin Group brand is expected to have…

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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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Virgin Trains USA’s Patrick Goddard Wants to Get Americans Out of Their Cars

By Meredith Carey, Conde Nast Traveler; March 27, 2019 ‘Innovators’ chronicles our treks behind the scenes with travel’s disruptors and…

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Avalanche, boulders block tracks; Amtrak California Zephyr train delayed in Reno, Nevada

By Marcella Corona, Reno Gazette Journal; February 26, 2019 It was a long day for Karen Malik. The 50-year-old San…

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Brightline/Virgin Trains USA calls off IPO

By Brian Bandell, Senior Reporter, South Florida Business Journal; February 12, 2019 Virgin Trains USA, which operates the Brightline passenger…

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Is high-speed rail in the US ever going to happen?

By Geoffrey Morrison, C/Net; February 10, 2019 Japan has the Shinkansen. France has the TGV. Spain has AVE. China has…

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Virgin Trains USA IPO: What Investors Need to Know

From The Motley Food, Fox Business News; February 9, 2019 Americans are riding passenger trains more often than they used…

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The California Zephyr: From Sonoma County to Reno, sans traffic

By SUZIE RODRIGUEZ, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT; February 6, 2019 For an adventurous, no-hassle, and incredibly scenic winter getaway, just hop…

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Virgin Trains USA targets Austin, Texas for high-speed rail

By Jenni Lee, KVUE ABC; February 5, 2019 AUSTIN, Texas — A billionaire Englishman may be coming to Austin’s rescue…

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Virgin Trains USA announces initial public offering of up to $619 million to support Brightline expansion

By Richard Danielson, Tampa Bay Times; January 30, 2019 Virgin Trains USA, the Sir Richard Branson-backed company that has partnered…

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Brightline wants to go public. Here’s why.

By Billy Jean Louis and Brian Bandell, Orlando Business Journal; November 20, 2018 Three days after Brightline announced a strategic…

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Brightline’s deal with Virgin Group unveils Tampa expansion cost, ticket price and more

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal; November 19, 2018 Brightline’s new partnership with Virgin Group has revealed new…

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Brightline forms strategic partnership with Virgin; to become Virgin Trains USA

A press release from Brightline; November 16, 2018: EXPRESS INTERCITY PASSENGER RAIL SYSTEM TO BECOME VIRGIN TRAINS USA MIAMI, Fla.…

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Nevada: Local leaders hopeful for Las Vegas, Victorville high-speed rail

By Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal; November 10, 2018 Southern Nevada leaders in tourism and transportation have given the…

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From the British point of view: The surprising renaissance of America’s railways

By Chris Leadbeater, Travel Correspondent, The Telegraph; October 18, 2018 Something is stirring in America – and for once, it…

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Las Vegas editorial: All aboard the train to Victorville, California

An Editorial Opinion From The Las Vegas Review-Journal; September 29, 2018 Talk of a high-speed train connecting Las Vegas and…

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Riding the Brightline, America’s Train of the Future

By Paul Rubio, Conde Nast Traveler; September 25, 2018 It seems every business nowadays labels itself an industry “disrupter.” But…

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XpressWest acquisition renews hope for Las Vegas area high-speed rail

By Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal; September 22, 2018 Last week, Brightline, a privately owned and operated intercity passenger…

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All Aboard Florida’s Brightline goes west, plans Los Angeles-Las Vegas high speed rail

By Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor, Railway Age Magazine; September 18, 2018 With its funding plans clearer, South Florida passenger start-up…

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Tourism boost: Train route linking Boulder City, Henderson could add stops

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Sun; April 14, 2018 With a few strikes of a pair of silver spikes on…

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