A top Obama Administration executive at the U.S. Department of Transportation approved a $647 million grant for a California rail project in mid-January. Not only two weeks later, the executive was found working for a Los Angeles-based contractor that was involved with the project that was given that large grant.
The driver of a passenger train died and several were injured in a head-on collision with a freight train in Luxembourg. The CLT rail company said in a statement that the passenger train went through a stop signal. Images show. Luckily, no passengers were aboard the passenger train.
Mayfield's 0368 Bill titled "Florida High Speed Rail Safety Act" will give the FL DOT regulatory safety oversight of trains like AAF and Brightline. The bill has been sent to the committee chairs and we encourage you to email them to move the bills through to a vote!
22 rail cars were sent into the mucky, swollen Cosumnes River in Elk Grove, CA this past Saturday. The KCRA reports the train was carry food products, and had three people onboard, but luckily no one was injured.
California Republicans in Congress asked the Trump administration to block $650 million in federal grants for high-speed railway linking. In the letter, they stated that the money which "would come on top of more than $3.5 billion" would be an "irresponsible use of taxpayer dollars."
Dozens of necessary and important questions remain to be unanswered. Susan Mehiel vocalizes these once more that the public has been wanting to know since All Aboard Florida's plans were announced, and that these questions NEED to be answered.
The election season upon us. A "I-Hate-All-Aboard-Florida-More-Than-My-Opponent" rhetoric is already beginning to reveal itself. We need to hear the truth about this conflict, rather than advertisement of which candidate opposes the Train more.