Florida’s Indian River County files appeal of federal lawsuit regarding Virgin Trains’ sale of tax-free bonds

By Colleen Wixon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; April 10, 2019 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The county officially filed its appeal of…

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Florida: Brightline trains often seem empty. Is it a sign of trouble, or just growing pains?

Editor’s Note: The story below is representative of reporting on a new passenger rail project when neither the report nor…

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Florida: Virgin Trains USA reveals more plan details in new prospectus

By Scott Powers, FloridaPolitics.com; March 22, 2019 Virgin Trains USA has issued a new bond sale prospectus parparing for the…

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Florida Treasure Coast safety group vows to keep up the battle as Virgin Trains’ Phase 2 expansion gets closer

By Colleen Wixon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; February 26, 2019 VERO BEACH — St. Lucie Village resident Anne Sinnott, who travels…

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Florida: Indian River County will spend up to another $400,000 to keep fighting Virgin Trains

By Colleen Wixon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; February 5, 2019 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The county will sink up to another…

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Florida’s Indian River County again sues Virgin Trains USA, this time over rail-crossing maintenance

By Colleen Wixon, Treasure Coat Newspapers, TCPalm.com; January 16, 2019 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The county has filed another lawsuit fighting…

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Florida: Brightline back on track for Orlando rail extension – for now

By Jim Turner, News Service of Florida, Miami Herald; December 28, 2018 Florida’s fledgling private passenger-rail service has had some…

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Judge tosses out Indian River County’s lawsuit against All Aboard Florida/Brightline

By Arnie Rosenberg, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; December 25, 2018 A federal court judge on Monday rejected each of Indian…

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All Aboard Florida’s Brightline considers adding one or more Treasure Coast stops

By Jeff Ostrowski, Staff Writer, Palm Beach Post; August 27, 2018 The Brightline rail service is considering one or more…

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All Aboard Florida’s Brightline will pay for some crossing maintenance — but not on the Treasure Coast

By Lisa Broadt, TCPalm.com; May 1, 2018 In an apparent attempt to strong-arm local governments, Brightline will pay for pricey…

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With 76 train deaths in 3 years, Florida East Coast railroad is more dangerous than reported

By Lisa Broadt, TCPalm.com; April 27, 2018 The Federal Railroad Administration in a 2015 report described trespassing on the Florida…

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All Aboard Florida: Martin, Indian River counties file new lawsuit in attempt to block Brightline expansion

By Arnie Rosenberg, TCPalm.com; February 13, 2018 Martin and Indian River counties, and anti-rail-expansion group CARE FL, went back to…

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All Aboard Florida: Who’s in charge of Brightline safety gates? Spat between feds, state concerns local officials

By Colleen Wixon, TCPalm.com; February 6, 2018 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — An argument between two transportation agencies — over whose job it…

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All Aboard Florida’s Brightline federal court case to be renewed by Martin, Indian River counties

By Lisa Broadt, TCPalm.com; January 10, 2018 MARTIN COUNTY — Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to renew a federal court battle…

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All Aboard Florida: Brightline begins service in two weeks, so is the railroad’s expansion inevitable on Florida’s Treasure Coast?

By Andrew Atterbury, TCPalm.com; December 29, 2017 Brightline trains will begin running scheduled passenger service within about two weeks. It’s…

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All Aboard Florida: Can the Treasure Coast coexist with Brightline passenger rail? We shall see

Opinion by Rich Campbell, TCPalm.com; December 19, 2017 Are you ready for the piercing shriek of passenger train horns? Multiple times…

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All Aboard Florida wins again in water district dispute: permit cleared

By Scott Powers, Florida Politics; November 16, 2017 All Aboard Florida’s efforts to clear a needed environmental permit from challenges…

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Florida: Treasure Coast loses another bid to stop Brightline extension to Orlando

From The Real Deal, South Florida Real Estate News; September 30, 2017 An administrative law judge Friday denied a challenge…

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