Boaters getting railroaded by All Aboard Florida - Take Action Now

Publish Date: 
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 7:15am

SURVEY RESPONSE NEEDED BY OCTOBER 3RD! Even though the Coast Guard has postponed the public meetings due to overwhelming response, interested parties are still requested to express their concerns in writing as soon as possible. This survey form will be sent directly to the Seventh Coast Guard District.



Due to the number of comments already received and the demands of the boating public, the Coast Guard is expanding the opportunity for comment during our scheduled navigation study meetings to include verbal comments. To accommodate a larger audience and logistics for transcribing verbal comments,  the scheduled navigation study meetings announced in PN 11-14 are postponed to a date and time later in the year.

The format of the meetings has been changed from written comments only to include written and verbal comments regarding navigation through railroad bridges on the New River, Loxahatchee River, and St. Lucie River. Due to the time it takes to secure a larger facility space and give those wishing to attend and make comments reasonable advance notification, announcements for these public meetings will be made in the near future via a separate public notice.

The following navigation survey collection meetings are postponed until further notice:

A. Postponed - Waterway: New River, mile 1.82, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co: October 1, 2014, at Embassy Suites, 1100 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.

B. Postponed Waterway:Loxahatchee River,mile1.23,Jupiter,PalmBeachCo.October 2, 2014 at Embassy Suites, 4350 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.

C. Postponed Waterway:St.LucieRiver,mile7.11,Okeechobee Waterway(OWW), Stuart, Martin Co., FL October 3, 2014, at Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort, 555 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996.

The location and venues are subject to change and will be announced via a separate notification.

In addition  - don't forget to protest the All Aboard Florida EIS Draft here.