Florida East Coast Railway has become the first North American railway to adopt liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the fuel for its entire mainline locomotive fleet. William Vantuono outlines the reasons for the switch.
The first private-sector investment in inter-city passenger rail in the United States for well over half a century is underway, with the first trains scheduled to enter service in mid-2017. Mike Reininger, president of All Aboard Florida, talks exclusively to David Briginshaw about this ambitious venture.
MIAMI-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organisation (MPO) adopted a resolution on April 21 endorsing the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (Smart) plan, which envisages the construction of six new urban rail lines in Miami-Dade County.
ALL Aboard Florida, the inter-city passenger subsidiary of Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) announced on November 9 that its Miami - Fort Lauderdale - Orlando service will be branded Brightline and also revealed the first artist's impressions of the fleet of Siemens trains which will enter service when the first phase of the project is launched in mid-2017.
ALL Aboard Florida, the inter-city passenger subsidiary of Florida East Coast Railway (FEC), moved a step closer to completing financing for its Miami - Orlando service on August 5, when the Florida Development Finance Commission voted unanimously to allow the company to issue $US 1.75bn in tax-exempt bonds.