Effort to help regulate high speed rail isn’t playing politics

By Brent Hanlon March 24, 2017 Sun Sentinel Judging by their recent combative media push, All Aboard Florida (AAF) must really be worried about the possibility of having to publicly address the safety and financial concerns so many of us have expressed. First it was an op-ed full of half-truths and threats in the Sun […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Debbie Mayfield’s high-speed-rail bill passed by Florida Senate committee

Great news! The Florida Transportation bill passed 5 to 0. Thank you to our senators for their support in establishing safety standards which will protect our citizens from the risks of high speed trains.   Further, any high speed train operating in the state will have to pay, themselves, for the cost of any upgrades […]

Lawmakers seek requirements on rail operators

By Jim Turner January 17, 2017 News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Treasure Coast lawmakers, concerned about a passenger railroad service that will travel through their districts, want high-speed operators to pay for safety upgrades. Targeted at All Aboard Florida’s Brightline service, which is planned to eventually link Miami and Orlando, the measure (SB 386) […]