Coast Guard Announces Rescheduling of Hearings Due To Overwhelming Response Against All Aboard Florida

Publish Date: 
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 3:15pm

The Coast Guard announced this afternoon it is postponing previously scheduled meetings for the public to comment on All Aboard Florida because of the “number of comments already received and the demands of the boating public.”

The meetings, which were limited in scope and not considered public hearings will also be expanded to include written and verbal comments regarding navigation through railroad bridges on the New River, Loxahatchee River and the St. Lucie River.

New meetings times and locations will be announced in the near future, a Coast Guard statement said. Comments can still be sent via mail or email to  Office of the Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, Brickell Plaza Federal Building, 909 Southeast 1st Avenue, Suite 432, Miami, Florida 33131, or  USCGD7DPBPublicComment@uscg.mil.

The Coast Guard is responsible for analyzing all transportation projects that may affect navigation on waterways.

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, mile 1.23, Jupiter, Palm Beach Co. October
2, 2014 at Embassy Suites, 4350 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.
C. Postponed – Waterway: St. Lucie River, mile 7.11, Okeechobee Waterway (OWW),
Stuart, Martin Co., FL October 3, 2014, at Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort, 555
NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996.

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