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, […]

Train traffic is about to get worse and it’s creating tension over Miami railroad crossings

By David Smiley January 30, 2017 Miami Herald As the developer of Miami’s most luxurious shopping destination, Craig Robins is acutely aware of the landscape surrounding the Design District, a sprawling, meticulously designed complex of high-end boutique shops and restaurants. There’s the interstate to the south, North Miami Avenue to the west, and to the […]

All Aboard Florida could be in court in six weeks

By Catherine Lackner October 25, 2016 Miami Today Within six weeks, a lawsuit filed by Martin and Indian River counties along with some individual residents to block the leg of the future All Aboard Florida train service planned between West Palm Beach and Orlando will probably be before a judge. The plaintiffs on Friday filed […]

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 […]

All Aboard Florida’s plan for passenger train service from Miami to Orlando in jeopardy

By Ann Henson Feltgen September 9, 2016 All Aboard Florida’s plan to operate regular passenger train service between Miami and Orlando is in jeopardy following a federal judge’s order questioning the company’s ability to borrow $1.75 billion in taxpayer-subsidized federal bonds to pay for the project. At the same time, in a lawsuit filed […]

The Guardians of Martin County Official Letters to FRA

The Guardians of Martin County strongly objects to the claims made in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on All Aboard Florida. For more than a decade, the organization has worked to protect the quality of life in Martin County. In our evaluation of the DEIS, it is clear that Martin County will gain no […]

New Video Series: A Railroad Expert Challenges All Aboard Florida

Using existing roadbeds built for freight for high-speed rail is dangerous, according to railroad expert Harry Bruce. Mr. Bruce ran a successful Chicago railroad for a decade. In this video series, Mr. Bruce shares his expertise and insight into the problems he foresees with All Aboard Florida. All Aboard Florida wants to send 32 high-speed […]

Sun Sentinel: Will Growing Opposition Stop Rail Project in its tracks?

New high-powered group forms to thwart All Aboard Florida By Michael Mayo Sun Sentinel Columnist All aboard, Florida? Not exactly. It seems every time the folks from All Aboard Florida unveil pretty drawings of a shiny new station, another organized group sprouts to oppose the proposed Miami-to-Orlando rail service. It happened again last week. First […]