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thelakelander

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Re: Brightline ready to expand rail system to Tampa
« Reply #75 on: November 20, 2018, 10:36:14 PM »
Yes but peanuts compared to the major cities mentioned on that list.
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Re: Brightline ready to expand rail system to Tampa
« Reply #76 on: November 20, 2018, 10:44:08 PM »
Yes but peanuts compared to the major cities mentioned on that list.

Well yes, but the choice is between Jax or nothing if they can't raise the money to get to Orlando.  Surely we can beat 'nothing'.
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Re: Brightline ready to expand rail system to Tampa
« Reply #77 on: November 28, 2018, 06:26:23 PM »

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Re: Brightline ready to expand rail system to Tampa
« Reply #78 on: November 28, 2018, 09:05:54 PM »
It's cool to see Lakeland/Polk County getting a station. Years of planning went down the tubes when the original HSR plan was killed.
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Re: Brightline ready to expand rail system to Tampa
« Reply #79 on: December 04, 2018, 10:31:37 AM »
It's cool to see Lakeland/Polk County getting a station. Years of planning went down the tubes when the original HSR plan was killed.

There is also work progressing on the possibility of a new intermodal/multimodal center in the downtown area - one that combines, local bus, intercity bus, and intercity rail.

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Re: Brightline ready to expand rail system to Tampa
« Reply #80 on: December 16, 2018, 12:04:41 PM »
So did Virgin flat out buy FEC out of Brightline?  Or did they buy a piece of Brightline?  If they bought some of it, what did give in return for that ownership stake?  Cash?   Or something less risky like just the use of their brand and their marketing?

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Re: Brightline ready to expand rail system to Tampa
« Reply #81 on: December 16, 2018, 08:33:47 PM »
So did Virgin flat out buy FEC out of Brightline?  Or did they buy a piece of Brightline?  If they bought some of it, what did give in return for that ownership stake?  Cash?   Or something less risky like just the use of their brand and their marketing?

They bought a minority stake and naming rights.

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Re: Brightline ready to expand rail system to Tampa
« Reply #82 on: December 16, 2018, 09:16:13 PM »
Jax is also shown as a potential future link in Virgin Trains USA's recent IPO filing.
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