The Florida Brightline, now Virgin Trains USA, is the first privately-funded passenger rail in the United States in over a century.
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Rebirth of Rail Transit in the United States
In 2018, the first privately funded passenger rail in over a century went into operation. The Florida Brightline, now re-branded as Virgin Trains USA, connects commuters from Downtown Miami to West Palm Beach and will ultimately pass through the Orlando theme parks, reaching Tampa. In Texas, construction of a Japanese-inspired high-speed bullet train connecting Dallas and Houston, which will be able to travel at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour, is expected to commence in 2019 with private funding.