CONGRESSMEN TAKE AIM AT BRIGHTLINE BONDS

Publish Date: 
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 10:00am

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMEN MAST AND POSEY POINT TO AN OCT. 31 REPORT as they press the Department of Transportation to stop the extension Brightline has requested to issue tax-exempt bonds. These bonds are needed to expand Brightline's second phase from South Florida to Orlando.

The report is from the state Legislature's Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability, which supported financial and safety concerns about Brightline's service, as well as stating that the DOT hasn't used its authority to regulate the high-passenger rail's expected speeds.

Brightline's request is to be considered by a USDOT advisory committee by the end of this week.

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Original article was written by Jim Turner of the Treasure Coast Newspapers.