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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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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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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For Southern California: Investing in rail is the cure for gridlock

By Andrew F. Kotyuk, Metrolink Board Chairman; Intelligent Transport; November 16, 2018 Traffic. It’s the common denominator that unites just…

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After announcing rebrand, Virgin Trains USA, formerly Brightline, files to go public

By Rob Wile, Miami Herald; November 16, 2018 On the same day it announced a major rebranding as Richard Branson’s…

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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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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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Southern California: Investing in regional rail can erase prescription for gridlock

By Art Leahy, The Orange County Register; April 25, 2018 For nearly half a century I have enjoyed a unique…

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California: 25 years ago, Metrolink let SoCal do the locomotion again

By David Allen, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin: October 26, 2017 The Red Cars had ended service here a month before…

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Metrolink unveils first of 40 clean diesel locomotives in Southern California

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune; October 5, 2017 Metrolink unveiled its first-ever clean diesel locomotive on Thursday that…

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