Tag: high-speed rail

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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Florida Congressional Reps Want to Expand PRIME Grants for Private High-Speed Rail

“The Passenger Rail Improvement, Modernization and Expansion (PRIME) grant program is a new $19 billion program ‘devoted entirely to passenger rail improvements and expansion, performance optimization, and intercity passenger rail transportation expansion,’” Demings’ office noted. “Access to the federal PRIME grant program—along with U.S. Department of Transportation transparency and oversight of these funds—is important to the construction of high-speed passenger rail connecting major population and economic centers throughout Florida.”
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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. 

Brevard County Republicans Push Florida High-Speed Passenger Rail Safety Act in Tallahassee

State Sen. Debbie Mayfield, R-Indialantic, and state Rep. Tyler Sirois, R-Merritt Island, teamed up on the “Florida High-Speed Passenger Rail Safety Act” which “incorporates recommendations identified in a study commissioned by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA).”