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

Editor’s Note: This is the final Holiday Season Rewind readers’ favorite article. A new article will appear the week of…

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U.S., More Amtrak and Brightline History: Remaking Passenger Rail in Florida

Editor’s Note: Parts of this history article were first written in 2018 and 2019; updated today. By J. Bruce Richardson,…

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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., Central Florida: I-Drive Chamber ‘strongly opposes’ future Brightline corridor. Here’s why.

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; November 24, 2020 The International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce wants local…

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U.S., Florida: State suspends Brightline’s negotiations for Orlando to Tampa right-of-way

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal; March 27, 2020 The right-of-way lease that Brightline, also known as Virgin…

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U.S., Florida: Virgin Trains’ path to Disney World is undecided. Here’s what experts recommend.

By Richard Bilbao, Senior Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; February 25, 2020 The path that Virgin Trains USA will take…

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U.S., Florida: Here’s what’s next for Virgin Trains’ Disney station

By Richard Bilbao and Ryan Lynch, Orlando Business Journal; February 21, 2020 Virgin Trains USA is making quick progress on…

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U.S.: Virgin Trains expands in Florida. Will it ever reach Jacksonville?

By Ennis Davis, The Florida Times-Union; January 3, 2020 As Michael Cegelis speaks at a recent Central Florida Transportation Planning…

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U.S., Florida: What a Virgin Trains station at Disney may mean for Orlando biz

By Richard Bilbao, Senior Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; December 23, 2019 Virgin Trains USA‘s plan for a station at…

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Virgin Trains USA targets timeline for Orlando-area theme park station

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; October 21, 2019 Virgin Trains could be nearing an agreement soon on…

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Orlando to Miami higher-speed Virgin Trains USA passenger train project getting real

By Scott Powers, Floridapolitics.com; October 11, 2019 It’s getting real, this long discussed, debated, fought over, raved about, warned against,…

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Deadline extended for Virgin Trains’ $1.7 billion Orlando-Tampa route negotiations

By Ryan Lynch and Veronica Brezina-Smith, Orlando Business Journal; October 3, 2019 A proposed high-speed train route between Orlando and…

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Florida extends Virgin Trains’ deadline for Orlando-to-Tampa right-of-way negotiations

By Veronica Brezina-Smith and Ryan Lynch, Orlando Business Journal; September 11, 2019 The state is allowing more time for Virgin…

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Virgin Trains’ Orlando, Florida leg underway as railroad eyes expansions to Tampa, Las Vegas

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; June 24, 2019 ORLANDO — As construction of a 125 mph passenger railroad,…

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Virgin Trains beginning an important link between Miami and Orlando today | Commentary

By CARLOS A. GIMENEZ, Orlando Sentinel; June 24, 2019 This is an exciting time for Orlando and Miami as Virgin…

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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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