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Publisher's Perspective: A good year for new service openings, but not funding certainty

Management & Operations| February 22, 2018

The New Year that just began should be a good one for the launching of new rail and bus rapid transit lines and extensions to existing networks, with the project schedules we’ll look at below.

Brightline, Texas Central Railway projects get Fed approval to move ahead

Rail| December 18, 2017

The moves mark major milestones in the U.S. DOT’s efforts to accelerate environmental reviews and project delivery timelines for new infrastructure projects.

Rail| September 27, 2017

High-Speed Rail: At a Crossroads

Major corridor programs — such as California High-Speed Rail and the Northeast Corridor — are actively advancing visionary futures for public transportation. Yet, future federal funding for HSR remains clouded in the complexities of the federal appropriations process.

Rail| June 12, 2017

Florida’s Brightline to Boost Intercity Train Travel

The first phase of the express passenger rail service, costing more than $1 billion, will connect the region’s main Central Business Districts of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, while Phase 2 will connect Orlando.

Rail| May 24, 2017

Brightline unveils West Palm Beach station

The privately funded express inter-city passenger rail service will connect Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, with future service to Orlando.

Rail| March 29, 2017

Fla. House pulls high-speed rail safety bill

The bill, which would require high-speed rail companies to install PTC and pay for fencing along section of its tracks where pedestrians could be at risk, was set to be taken up by the state Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee but was “temporarily postponed.”

Rail| January 12, 2017

Fla.'s Brightline unveils first completed Siemens trainset

Comprised of two locomotives and four coaches, the trainset is housed at its new railroad operations facility, Workshop b, in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Rail| June 28, 2016

First engine installed in Miami's Brightline locomotive

The Cummins QSK95 engine weighs 31,000 pounds. Installation took approximately six hours during which the engine was lowered into the locomotive by an overhead crane.

Rail| June 13, 2016

Brightline unveils Siemens trainsets under construction

The first completed trainset is expected to be delivered to Brightline later this year. Brightline is scheduled to begin service between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach beginning in mid-2017.

Security and Safety | February 9, 2016

[Video] A demo of Brightline's gap filler system

Fla.'s Brightline commuter rail system announced that its new trains will be the first in the U.S. to utilize retractable gap fillers, making boarding and disembarking the trains easy and convenient for all riders.

Brightline and Siemens collaborated with Bode to develop the custom gap filler that is integrated into the train car door system. Bode has gained global recognition for its custom-built door systems, which are in use on passenger trains and light rail vehicles across the world.


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