By David Peter Alan, Railway Age Contributing Editor The honeymoon between Brightline, the private-sector luxury passenger train in Florida, and the Virgin brand is over. It lasted for fewer than two years.
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Wabtec secures agreements worth $120M to implement signaling and train control systems for Virgin Trains USA. The project is a unique high-speed signaling and train control application for the North America market.
Congressman Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) is attempting to throw a lightning bolt into high-speed rail development in the U.S., an endeavor that has lost its charge over the last decade. Moulton introduced a
Bonds approved for Virgin Trains USA’s rail route from Las Vegas to southern California. Third lawsuit against Maryland’s Purple Line project fails. Union says railroad companies need to use unemployed workers before
According to a report in the Review Journal, a California finance committee unanimously approved the allocation of $600 million in tax-exempt bonds to go toward the Virgin Trains USA high-speed rail project
Virgin Trains USA’s Orlando extension project continues to hold momentum. Take a look at the latest drone footage showing what progress has been made during the first quarter of 2020. For the
Brightline laid off 250 people after announcing a temporary halt to its South Florida service because of coronavirus. Those laid off included track and local station workers, as well as Bob O’Malley,
On second thought, Indian River County Commission refuels its fight against Virgin Trains USA, U.S. DOT and the FRA
The Indian River County Commission just reloaded its weapon. The commission has been in a legal battle with Virgin Trains USA, the U.S. DOT and the Federal Railroad Administration, saying the private
Virgin Trains USA wants a new rail bridge Broken rail causes derailment and delays BNSF crew needs to be rescued after derailment Class 1s want lawsuit in just one court, not multiple
The city of Stuart, Fla., wants a new rail bridge. Martin County, Fla., wants a new rail bridge. That might be all federal officials need to know.
Virgin Trains USA now believes it can start construction of a 170-mile, $4.8 billion high-speed train line from Victorville, Calif., to Las Vegas as early as third quarter 2020.
Rail-highway grade crossing accidents, along with pedestrian/trespasser deaths, have been national problems almost since railroads began operating in the U.S. Although the number of deaths has dropped over the past few decades,
Virgin Trains USA (formerly Brightline) recently announced that the Hubbard Construction Company, Wharton-Smith Inc., The Middlesex Corporation, Granite and HSR Constructors will be the rail construction contractors for Phase 2 of its
Virgin Trains USA announced Jan. 30 that it is launching an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of 28,334,000 shares of common stock. The NASDAQ Global Select Market listing is expected to raise $17