Culture Travel Trains Miami As he casts his gaze to the stars with Virgin Galactic, maverick billionaire Richard Branson is also investing in the most grounded of transport modes: Train travel. Today marked the official unveiling of Virgin MiamiCentral, a new hub for Virgin Trains USA, which offers high-speed travel to various points in Southern Florida. Virgin CEO Richard Branson was on hand to unveil Virgin MiamiCentral, a transport hub for the new Virgin Trains USA high-speed rail service. Virgin Trains USA The first phase was re-branding MiamiCentral—the trains themselves will be re-branded later this year. The next steps are expanding service to Tampa and Orlando, with a dedicated stop at Walt Disney World, and connecting the Port of Miami and Miami International Airport."In South Florida, congestion is so bad people don’t want to traverse county lines for new experiences," Virgin Trains USA president Patrick Goddard tells Newsweek. "Setting … [Read more...] about In Miami, Richard Branson Hits The Ground Running With Virgin Trains USA, High-Speed Rail Service in Southern Florida
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LOS ANGELES — It was billed as the most ambitious public works project since the transcontinental railroad opened up the West.The high-speed rail network would transform California — cleaner air, less congested freeways and airports, and more limited suburban sprawl with a whole new style of housing around rail stops.“Fresno could become a bedroom community of the Silicon Valley,” the California High-Speed Rail Authority said a month before voters approved Proposition 1A in November 2008.Yet bite after bite, huge cost overruns, mismanagement, political concessions and delays ate away at the sleek and soaring vision of a bullet train linking San Francisco to San Diego. A project meant to drive home California’s role as the high-tech vanguard of the nation was looking more and more like a pepped-up Amtrak route through the Central Valley.During his first State of the State address Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced he was scaling back the $77 billion … [Read more...] about A messy demise for California high-speed train’s soaring ambition
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