Brightline and Beyond: Episode 57

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Today, we're talking about the most unlikely transit story in recent memory; Brightline. Just how did a private passenger railroad come to be in the United States in the Year of Our Lord 2023? Find out, after The News.


References & notes

  1. [1] Mass Transit: Brightline service between Miami and Orlando opens
  2. [2] International Railway Journal: Virgin sues Brightline for $US 251.3m over naming contract
  3. [3] Wikipedia: Florida High-Speed Corridor
  4. [4] Wikipedia: Brightline
  5. [5] Florida YIMBY: Brightline Celebrates Completion Of Construction For Orlando Expansion
  6. [6] WESH Channel 2: Timeline: History of Florida's Brightline high-speed train service
  7. [7] High Speed Rail Alliance: Brightline Florida: A Model for Fast, Successful Trains
  8. [8] WKMG News 6: Timeline: History of Florida's Brightline high-speed train service
  9. [9] CNBC: How Brightline is changing passenger rail in the U.S.
  10. [10] Railway Age: Keeping Vehicles and People Off Brightline Tracks
  11. [11] CBS Miami: Two killed in Brightline train collision in Delray Beach
  12. [12] The Palm Beach Post: Virgin Trains no more: Brightline severs ties with Richard Branson empire
  13. [13] Wikipedia: Metropolitan statistical area