Private Rail

Texas Central

Contracts Signed, Funding Still TBD: Texas Central High-Speed Rail Moves Forward

Texas Central has its construction contracts and a court decision in its favor, but significant obstacles remain for the high-speed rail project connecting Houston and Dallas to get underway.

June 23, 2021 - Railway Age

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

Sign

'Rail Excursions' From L.A. to Las Vegas, $500 a Trip, Planned for Spring

The race to connect Southern California to Las Vegas by private passenger rail continues.

August 4, 2020 - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Virgin Trains USA

Ridership Stagnant, Virgin Trains Prepares to Expand

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

August 6, 2019 - Treasure Coast Newspapers

Tucson, Arizona

Exploring Options for Tucson-Phoenix Rail

Brightline, a private train operator, is an intriguing option for train service to some rail advocates.

December 26, 2018 - Arizona Daily Star

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