Posts Tagged ‘Indian River County’

Indian River Lagoon could get $30 million boost this year

By Isadora Rangel March 22, 2017 TC Palm TALLAHASSEE — The Indian River Lagoon might get a $30 million annual boost this year through a bill a Senate committee approved Wednesday. Republican Sen. Debbie Mayfield, who represents the bulk of the 156-mile estuary in Brevard and Indian River counties, filed legislation to clean the estuary troubled in recent…

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Brightline opponents call financing plan shift a “scheme” to avoid lawsuit

By Jennifer Sorentrue December 22, 2016 Palm Beach Post Two Treasure Coast counties who filed a federal lawsuit challenging All Aboard Florida’s push to sell tax-exempt bonds to pay for its Brightline train service continue to press for access to records related to the sale. In a federal court documents filed Wednesday, attorneys for Martin…

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All Aboard Florida key financing information made public

By Lisa Broadt December 16, 2016 TC Palm The five brightly colored train cars and two locomotives that rolled through the Treasure Coast early Wednesday morning cost All Aboard Florida $83 million, according to financial information made public for the first time Thursday in court documents. All Aboard Florida’s total price tag for its first five trains is $415…

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Brightline opponents want access to bond records

By Jennifer Sorentrue December 8, 2016 Palm Beach Post Two Treasure Coast counties who filed a federal lawsuit challenging All Aboard Florida’s push to sell tax-exempt bonds to pay for its Brightline train service asked a federal judge on Thursday to allow them to review bond records before deciding whether to dismiss the case. In…

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Gil Smart: More development coming; how will we handle it?

By Gil Smart September 23, 2016 TC Palm There’s a new report out projecting that by 2070, Florida’s population will hit 33.7 million. That is, 15 million more people than were here in 2010. Right. And you thought U.S. 1 was a parking lot now. The “Florida 2070” report, prepared for the Florida Department of Agriculture and…

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This “Done Deal” is coming UNDONE!

For more than two years All Aboard Florida has made every effort to convince the public that its rail project is unstoppable. Many in the media have even called for surrender. Then, last month a U.S. District Court judge ruled against All Aboard Florida. Treasure Coast counties are now allowed to proceed with legal challenges…

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Lawsuit threatens future of Miami-Orlando train project

By Dobora Lima September 14, 2016 South Florida Business Journal The Brightline train may be delayed. All Aboard Florida, the company building the Miami-to-Orlando passenger train, is embroiled in a lawsuit that could threaten one of the project’s primary sources of capital. An April 2015 lawsuit filed by counties on Florida’s Treasure Coast against the…

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