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.: Central Florida Leaders Say Transportation Was Hard Hit By Coronavirus, But Expansion Still Possible By 2030

By Danielle Prieur, WMFE; Septem,ber 16, 2020 Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said it could take some time for transportation in…

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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 construction among first in the nation to use innovative box-jacking

A press release via RT&S Magazine; September 1, 2020 When Brightline Trains embarks on jacking a precast concrete box under…

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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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U.S., Central Florida: SunRail pilots sensor-activated crossing signage

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 5, 2020 SunRail last week installed the first of 11 sensor-activated alert signs at a…

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U.S., Central Florida: SunRail challenges mount with pandemic, rebuilt I-4, telecommuting

By Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel; July 31, 2020 SunRail’s struggles are mounting as more employees work at home, gas prices…

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U.S. High-speed rail coming down the track: America’s newest, fastest trains, from Acela to Brightline

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; July 30, 2020 What do Miami’s cruise ship port, Disney World and Las Vegas have…

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U.S., Florida: Orlando airport moving ahead with Virgin tracks, new main road entrance

By Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel; July 24, 2020 Orlando International Airport has been getting major upgrades, resulting in a lot…

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U.S., Florida: Congressmen Brian Mast, Bill Posey seeking safety study for Brightline

By Scott Powers, Florida Politics; July 16, 2020 With construction of the high-speed Brightline/Virgin Trains USA railroad to connect Orlando…

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U.S., Florida – All aboard: SunRail ridership starts uphill chug

By Richard Bilbao, Digital Producer/Senior Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; July 14, 2020 Covid-19 hasn’t stopped the Central Florida commuter…

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U.S., Central Florida: SunRail DeLand station remains on hold; transition to local control faces delay

By Mark Harper, The Daytona Beach News-Journal; May 29, 2020 SunRail which is run by the Florida Department of Transportation,…

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U.S., Central Florida: Coronavirus derails SunRail plans for local control

By Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel; May 26, 2020: Central Florida’s SunRail commuter rail system was gathering steam this year en…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline says local service will stay shut for months; Orlando route still on track

By Rob Wile, Miami Herald; May 20, 2020 Virgin Trains USA, formerly known as Brightline, announced Wednesday that it is…

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U.S., Florida: Virgin Trains planning $122 million of bridge work; two demolitions on Treasure Coast in May

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; May 11, 2020 Virgin Trains USA will spend $121.5 million to repair and replace…

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U.S., Florida: State suspends Brightline’s negotiations for Orlando to Tampa right-of-way

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal; March 27, 2020 The right-of-way lease that Brightline, also known as Virgin…

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U.S., Florida: Hillsborough County/Tampa leaders tour Orlando’s SunRail, hoping for a train of their own

By Caitlin Johnston, Reporter, Tampa Bay Times; March 5, 2020 ORLANDO — The plan Thursday morning was for a group…

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U.S., Florida, Opinion: Annoyed Virgin Trains tore up trees, vegetation along rail line? Just wait | Gil Smart

By Gil Smart, Treasure Coast, TCPalm.com; February 26, 2020 Ah, progress. Earlier this week I started fielding calls from Martin…

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U.S., Florida: Virgin Trains’ path to Disney World is undecided. Here’s what experts recommend.

By Richard Bilbao, Senior Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; February 25, 2020 The path that Virgin Trains USA will take…

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U.S., Florida: Here’s what’s next for Virgin Trains’ Disney station

By Richard Bilbao and Ryan Lynch, Orlando Business Journal; February 21, 2020 Virgin Trains USA is making quick progress on…

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U.S., Florida: Here’s the latest on Virgin Trains’ planned Disney station

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; January 24, 2020 Virgin Trains plans to open its proposed station at…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline passenger counts, revenue remain well below company’s own projections

By Jeff Ostrowski, The Palm Beach Post; January 20, 2020 Brightline, the rail company aiming to prove the financial viability…

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U.S.: Virgin Trains expands in Florida. Will it ever reach Jacksonville?

By Ennis Davis, The Florida Times-Union; January 3, 2020 As Michael Cegelis speaks at a recent Central Florida Transportation Planning…

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U.S., Florida: Virgin Trains’ Tampa-to-Orlando right of way negotiations extended again

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; December 27, 2019 Virgin Trains USA has been granted another extension on…

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