Posts Tagged ‘All Aboard Florida’

AAF Environmental Report Outdated

Treasure Coast counties and CARE FL have asked the Department of Transportation to update the 2015 environmental report on the harm All Aboard Florida may cause on our region.

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CARE FL Exposes Truth Train Funding

Brightline Train Station

Brent Hanlon, the chairman of Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida says Brightline claims to be using private dollars to find the high-speed passenger rail – but that claim is far from the truth.

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Railroad Exec Faces Tough Questions

Former All Aboard Florida/Brightline President Michael Reininger faced repeated questioning about the funding of the high-speed passenger rails system during a subcommittee hearing on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials. Mr. Reininger claims the railroad is being financed only through private dollars.  Yet the company continues to seek financing which includes public dollars. Brightline says its…

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The High Cost of Railroad Upgrades

$160 million plan would see trench under railroad at Monterey Road, overpass at Indian St. By Andrew Atterbury, Andrew.Atterbury@TCPalm.com MARTIN COUNTY — Digging a trench under the railroad tracks at Monterey Road and building an overpass over the tracks at Indian Street would make those crossings safer for traffic, according to a consultant’s report. They…

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County’s Efforts to Fight AAF Bonds Pay Off

County efforts to fight All Aboard Florida’s use of taxpayer subsidized bonds pay off Martin County Press Release May 10, 2017 Over two years ago, Martin and Indian River Counties filed federal lawsuits against the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to stop the inappropriate use of taxpayer subsidized bonds to construct All Aboard Florida’s (AAF,…

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Martin County Opposes Brightline

Guest column: Martin County opposes Brightline, despite South Florida support By Taryn Kryzda, Martin County Administrator April 26, 2017 TC Palm Over the past several decades, many counties in South Florida have authorized expansions of urban development boundaries, towering building heights, increased density and construction of new roads to support surging growth. We acknowledge why the…

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FDFC silent after lawmakers question All Aboard Florida bonding process

By Peter Schorsch April 13, 2017 Saint Peters Blog Two Republican lawmakers are still waiting for a response from the Florida Development Finance Corporation about its approval of a $600 million private equity bond application for All Aboard Florida. The rail project is seeking to provide passenger service from Miami to West Palm Beach and,…

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