Tag: high-speed rail

Janelle Irwin TaylorDecember 21, 2018

Virgin Trains U.S.A., formerly Brightline, could serve Tampa sooner than expected. Bob O’Malley, Vice President of Government Affairs, told the Hillsborough County Legislative Delegation Thursday the company now thinks it could combine work on two legs of its project, speeding up the timeline to “far less than a decade.” The company had planned to expand […]

Drew WilsonNovember 20, 2018

New lobbying registrations show Capitol Alliance Group has inked a deal with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, a venture geared toward revolutionizing the high-speed rail industry. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies was formed by Elon Musk back in 2013. It aims to bring consumers “vactrain” lines — a type of next-gen rail that features vacuum sealed tubes where “train […]

Scott PowersNovember 8, 2018

Brightline, the operator of the new South Florida private passenger train service with plans to extend to Orlando, has submitted the only proposal to Florida officials for a proposed new route from Orlando to Tampa. The Florida Department of Transportation announced late Wednesday that Brightline, which initiated the process by submitting an unsolicited proposal in […]


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