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., 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., California and Nevada – STEVE SEBELIUS: Tax-free bonds turn Vegas-to-Victorville train dream into reality

By Steve Sebelius, Las Vegas Review-Journal; August 1, 2020 After decades of talk, planning and dashed dreams, it appears the…

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U.S., Nevada: Clark County backs plan for state to issue bonds for high-speed rail line

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; July 21, 2020 High-speed rail service between Las Vegas and Southern California moved a…

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U.S., California/Nevada: California OKs $600 Million in bonds for Virgin Trains high-speed rail project

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; April 14, 2020 A California finance committee Tuesday unanimously approved the allocation of $600…

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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: Amtrak may soon sell bus-only tickets from Bakersfield to Santa Barbara, Victorville

BY JOHN COX, The Bakersfield Californian; January 21, 2020 A vote coming Friday could give Amtrak permission to begin offering…

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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: Thousands of jobs and 1,200 news housing units expected to be created as part of Virgin Trains USA

From Victor Valley News; October 24, 2019 APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Virgin Trains USA Vice President Bob O’Malley was…

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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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Prominent Las Vegans gush over Virgin train to Victorville, California

By Dana Gentry, Nevada Current; October 18, 2019 The O’Jays — who enjoined people all over the world to start…

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Virgin Trains USAs’ Las Vegas to Los Angeles line on track for 2023 opening

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; October 15, 2019 After years of chatter, Virgin Trains USA appears ready to bring…

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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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California/Las Vegas: Virgin Trains seeking $800 million in bonds for high-speed rail project

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; August 1, 2019 Virgin Trains is looking to finally get the long-talked about high-speed…

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Rail from Los Angeles to Las Vegas? Metro officials are talking with Virgin Trains

By Elijah Chiland, Curbed Los Angeles; July 26, 2019 The head of Los Angeles’s largest transit agency said Thursday that…

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Virgin Trains USA Seeks $3.6 Billion in Muni Bonds for California-to-Vegas Rail Line

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; July 26, 2019 The company behind the nation’s first privately-owned intercity passenger railway in more than…

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California/Las Vegas: Victorville-Vegas train may be rolling by 2023

By Bryce Huffine, Daily Press; July 15, 2019 VICTORVILLE — High Desert residents eager for high-speed rail travel between here and…

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View from the UK: How America’s first high-speed railway – and Virgin Trains – is transforming Florida

By Simon Veness, The Telegraph; June 26, 2019 Sir Richard Branson may have been absent, but he and his Virgin…

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Las Vegas officials eye linking downtown to proposed high-speed rail

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; May 24, 2019 A $7 billion high-speed rail line slated to connect Las Vegas…

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Richard Branson seeking tie-ins to Las Vegas hotel, planned train

By Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal; April 13, 2019 Richard Branson, whose Virgin Group brand is expected to have…

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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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Nevada: Local leaders hopeful for Las Vegas, Victorville high-speed rail

By Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal; November 10, 2018 Southern Nevada leaders in tourism and transportation have given the…

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From the British point of view: The surprising renaissance of America’s railways

By Chris Leadbeater, Travel Correspondent, The Telegraph; October 18, 2018 Something is stirring in America – and for once, it…

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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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