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Brightline Breaks Ground on New Boca Raton Station

This week, Brightline broke ground on its new Boca Raton station with Kaufman Lynn Construction, Inc. as the construction manager for the garage and train station. Once completed, the station will be Brightline’s fifth operational...

Brightline to Test Trains Between West Palm Beach and Cocoa

Brightline high-speed rail is scheduled to start training crew with qualification runs between West Palm Beach and Cocoa. Starting the week of January 17, Brightline will begin running its qualifying trains between West Palm Beach and Cocoa. The trains...
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Brightline to Have Stop at Walt Disney World

Details, including the design of the station. are still to be worked out but this is a large step for the train company as it tries to expand across Florida.

Florida Delegation Splits on Party Lines On $1.3 Trillion Appropriations Bill

The bill, which covers Defense; Commerce, Justice, Science; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Labor-HHS-Education, and Transportation-HUD funding, cleared the House on a 217-197 vote as 12 Democrats joined every Republican and U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., in voting against it. 
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FDOT Looks to Improve Railroad Safety Across Florida

Thibault said the directive was driven by recent train accidents across the state including a woman killed by a Brightline train and a grandmother and two children killed in an accident with an Amtrak train last month.  

Miami-Dade Agrees to Connect PortMiami to High-Speed Rail Project

The Miami-Dade County Commission has approved ratification of agreement for Brightline--which will soon be relabeled Virgin Trains--to build a station at PortMiami by the end next year.

Virgin Trains USA Announces Contractors for Orlando Service Expansion

Below is a release from Brightline and Virgin Trains USA: Virgin Trains USA, formerly Brightline, announced today the rail construction contractors for Phase 2 expansion between Orlando and South Florida, representing a total private investment...

Brightline Charges On Despite Effort to Stop the Train

Time and options are running out for opponents on the Space Coast and Treasure Coast who want to see the Brightline train from Miami to Orlando stopped. 
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