Our view: Analysis lacking on AAF project? Clearly

TC Palm Editorial Board January 20, 2017 TC Palm Treasure Coast residents opposed to the All Aboard Florida/Brightline passenger rail project have had a nagging suspicion from the beginning. They have suspected, understandably, that state and federal agencies with some degree of oversight have been predisposed to approve the Miami-to-Orlando project. Rail opponents have questioned […]

Former CEO of American Airlines: Politicians who support AAF will pay price

Truth really is stranger than fiction, to paraphrase Mark Twain. Especially when it comes to the All Aboard Florida rail project. On Monday, the Florida Development Finance Corp. — a quasi-governmental agency also known as the FDFC — hosted a public hearing in Tallahassee on AAF’s request for $1.75 billion in private activity bonds. The […]

Stuart News Editorial: No Making Nice with AAF

If only the Treasure Coast had been more cooperative with All Aboard Florida. Who knew we might have gained a train stop by going along with the project? That’s the implication of the statement from Lynn Martenstein, the railroad’s vice president of corporate communications, shortly after the Indian River and Martin county commissions voted to […]

Editorial: Florida officials must explain why they missed deadline on All Aboard Florida report

Scripps Editorial Board Jan 23, 2015 Some things defy understanding. The vastness of the universe. The birth of a child. The fact state officials missed the Dec. 3 deadline to comment on the draft environmental impact statement for the All Aboard Florida project. The first examples leave us in a perpetual state of wonder. The […]

Stuart News: Vote Yes on Amendment 1

Stuart News Editorial Endorsement for Amendment 1, Florida Water and Land Legacy Florida’s natural resources are at risk. Pressure from development continually threatens wetlands and wildlife habitat, rural landscapes, wildlife corridors, drinking water and a host of other natural resources in the Sunshine State. This assault is certain to continue as Florida’s population increases — […]

All Aboard Florida or Federal Government Must be Transparent about Financing

Editorial: TC Palm.com Is All Aboard Florida financially viable without public subsidies? Can the federal government be assured massive loans to this proposed passenger rail service will be paid back? Citizens on the Treasure Coast who may be negatively impacted in other ways by the high-speed passenger service between Miami and Orlando deserve an answer. […]