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., 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., 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., Central Florida: Brightline sets potential timetable for Disney Springs train station

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; December 23, 2020 Brightline has set a potential timetable for the completion of…

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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., South Florida: Florida East Coast Industries sells West Palm Beach apartments connected to Brightline for $115 Million

By Brian Bandell, Senior Reporter, South Florida Business Journal; December 3, 2020 Florida East Coast Industries sold Park-Line Palm Beaches, an…

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U.S., Colorado/Utah: Rocky Mountaineer Will Launch A New Train Journey In The USA For 2021

A press release from Rocky Mountaineer; November 19, 2020: VANCOUVER, B.C., Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Rocky Mountaineer plans to bring its luxury train journeys to a…

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U.S.: Fortress Fumble on Las Vegas Rail Bond Sale Boosts Housing

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; November 18, 2020 California on Wednesday reallocated $600 million of private activity bonds formerly awarded to…

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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.: Minnesota funding for second train to Chicago thwarted

By Janet Moore, Star Tribune; November 4, 2020 Supporters of a proposed second round-trip train between the Twin Cities and…

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U.S., California/Nevada: Brightline West launches rail project website

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 30, 2020 Brightline Holdings, the developer of the proposed high-speed rail line between Southern California…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline reveals new timeline, details for Tampa connection

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal; October 23, 2020 High-speed rail company Brightline has pushed back the starting date…

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U.S., Florida: SunRail may partner with Brightline on route to Orlando airport

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; October 20, 2020 Brightline and SunRail may form a partnership to get…

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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., 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., Nevada: Fortress Delays Record $4.2 Billion Vegas-Train Bond Sale

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance; September 21, 2020 (Bloomberg) — The company that wants to build a high-speed train…

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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: 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., California/Nevada: Fortress Eyes Building Two Phases of Las Vegas Rail Concurrently

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg Quint; September 3, 2020 (Bloomberg) — The company backed by Fortress Investment Group’s private-equity funds plans…

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U.S.: Fortress Wins California Approval for Vegas Rail Reimbursement

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance; August 26, 2020 (Bloomberg) — A company backed by Fortress Investment Group’s private-equity funds…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline replacing rusting downtown Melbourne train bridge with twin steel bridges

By Rick Neale, Florida Today; August 21, 2020 Like an enormous piston belching blue smoke, a pile driver is noisily pounding…

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U.S.: High-Speed Rail Heats Up In California As Brightline Eyes Las Vegas Route Extensions

By Alan Ohnsman, Forbes Staff; August 22, 2020 Brightline, the sole private passenger rail service in the U.S., has a…

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U.S., California/Nevada: Fortress Eyes More Debt for Las Vegas Rail Still to Be Built

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance; August 21, 2020 (Bloomberg) — A company backed by Fortress Investment Group’s private-equity funds…

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