Posts Tagged ‘Brightline’

Brightline Derailment Caused $408k In Damage

Brightline/All Aboard Florida officials failed to disclose to the state legislature during rail safety hearings earlier this year that a derailment occurred in February, causing $408,000 in damages.

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AAF Environmental Report Outdated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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Sprint Sues Brightline

It looks like Brightline is facing a new lawsuit, this time from Communication’s giant, Sprint.  It appears Brightline owes Sprint a bundle of money:

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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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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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FEC tracks pose unprecedented threat

LNG, ethanol on FEC tracks pose unprecedented threat, local fire chiefs say By Lisa Broadt April 17, 2017 Treasure Coast fire chiefs say they are unprepared for the dangers posed by hazardous materials transported on the Florida East Coast Railway tracks. Expected increases in freight traffic, the addition of Miami-to-Orlando Brightline passenger rail service and a likely…

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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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High-speed train bill could stall All Aboard Florida’s Brightline

Brightline Train Station

By Jennifer Sorentrue March 14, 2017 Palm Beach Post The day after All Aboard Florida’s Brightline welcomed the second train in its growing fleet, officials with the private rail venture said a proposed billregulating high-speed trains could threaten its expansion to Orlando and other points across the state. The bill (SB 386), dubbed the Florida High-Speed…

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