CARE FL and Treasure Coast Counties wrote a letter to the Department of Transportation advising that All Aboard Florida would default on a loan if granted one by the federal government. From the TC Palm article by Lisa Broadt:
It’s likely “speculative start-up venture” All Aboard Florida would default on a federal loan, Treasure Coast rail opponents said Monday in a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
DOT should carefully consider All Aboard Florida’s risky finances before providing a loan, according to the letter written on behalf of Indian River County, Martin County and the citizen group CARE FL.
All Aboard Florida has long sought a $1.6 billion loan from the federal government to finance its Miami-to-Orlando passenger railroad.
But on Monday, Treasure Coast rail opponents suggested All Aboard Florida has scrapped that plan and instead upped its request to $1.75 billion.
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