Brightline

Brightline

Details of Brightline's High-Speed Rail Extension to Orlando

A Brightline official recently made public comments about the construction progress and the service design of the planned extension of the Brightline high-speed rail system between South Florida and Orlando.

October 12, 2021 - Florida Today

Texas Bullet Train

House Bill Would Provide $41 Billion for High-Speed Rail Grants

The "American High-Speed Rail Act" would provide $41 billion in grants and incentives for an additional $38 billion in funding for high-speed rail projects in the United States.

March 18, 2021 - Smart Cities Dive

West Palm Beach, Florida

Deadline for Brightline Plan Comes With Strings Attached

Officials from Brightline recently signed an agreement that dictates terms for the study of an extension of the private rail system between Orlando and Tampa.

March 10, 2021 - Orlando Sentinel

Downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas High-Speed Rail on Hold

A plan to build a high-speed rail line between Southern California and Las Vegas is on hold after the developer came up short on fundraising. Affordable housing projects in California stand to benefit from the newly available state bond funding.

November 23, 2020 - Bloomberg

San Francisco Tunnel Boring Machine

European Tunneling Technique Cuts 50 Weeks From Construction Schedule for Brightline Extension

An innovative tunneling technique, commonly used in Europe, is catching on here in the United States.

October 1, 2020 - Construction Dive

Brightline

Brightline and Virgin Trains Splitting After 17-Month Partnership

Among the collateral damage of a quick divorce between Brightline and Virgin Trains USA is the name for the planned high-speed connection from Las Vegas to Southern California.

August 12, 2020 - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Virgin Trains USA

Fort Lauderdale Train Tunnel Would Be Costly $3.3 Billion Solution to Free Up New River

A recommendation to move trains under the New River instead of over an existing drawbridge comes with a hefty price tag.

February 5, 2020 - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Virgin Trains USA

Ridership Stagnant, Virgin Trains Prepares to Expand

Depending on your interest and perspective, the lede might be buried here.

August 6, 2019 - Treasure Coast Newspapers

West Palm Beach, Florida

A Big Week for Virgin Trains USA, Formerly Brightline, in Florida

Virgin Trains USA has the funding to start construction on a rail link between Orland and West Palm Beach, and the system has launched its official rebranding under its new ownership.

April 6, 2019 - CBS 12 News

West Palm Beach, Florida

Virgin Trains USA Won't Go Public After All

A planned IPO has been called off.

February 13, 2019 - Miami Herald

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