U.S., California: Virgin Trains completes land purchase for Apple Valley station

By Martin Estacio, Staff Writer, Daily Press; March 11, 2020 APPLE VALLEY — A high-speed train from the High Desert…

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U.S., California/Nevada: Trump Fight Over California Train Stalls Virgin Muni-Bond Plans

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; February 26, 2020 Virgin Trains USA’s plan to finance the contruction of a high-speed railroad to…

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Nevada: Virgin Trains plans big station south of Las Vegas Strip

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; February 17, 2020 The proposed station that Virgin Trains Las Vegas will call home…

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U.S., California: California Again Delays Virgin Trains Decision on Bond Approval

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; February 4, 2020 California Treasurer Fiona Ma postponed a decision that had been expected next week…

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U.S.: California delays vote on 2nd round of Virgin Trains bond allocation

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; January 15, 2020 A California finance committee on Wednesday put off a decision on…

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U.S., Nevada: Vegas developer gains control of land near future bullet train station

By Rocky Nash, CBS 8 News Now; January 13, 2020 LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Vegas Developer, Guy Inzalaco, executed a…

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U.S., Nevada and California: Virgin Trains updates timeline for Las Vegas-to-Southern Cal train

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; December 10, 2019 While construction on the long-talked about high-speed train between Las Vegas…

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Billionaire Branson Gets Billions In Bonds To Launch Vegas To California Train Service

By Michael Goldstein, Contributor, Forbes; October 31, 2019 Sir Richard Branson was in the news this week. Virgin Galactic, the…

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California: Virgin Trains USA project gets approval for $3.25 billion in bonds

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; October 24, 2019 The proposed high speed train between Las Vegas and Southern California…

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Las Vegas: High-speed train to California back on track, construction set for 2020

By Cinthia Maldonado, KTNV ABC 13; August 27, 2019 LAS VEGAS (KTNV) —  Las Vegas is one step closer to…

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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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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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