NEWS ABOUT ALL ABOARD FLORIDA

 

Published: Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 7:15am

ALL ABOARD FLORIDA TO INCREASE RAIL TRAFFIC, FOIL EMERGENCY RESPONDERS, SAYS CARE, FL. Tell us your thoughts on this issue & Protest the EIS here  - dozens of email letters, paper letters, contact information and more:... more

Published: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 4:45pm

All Aboard Florida is seeking $1.75 billion in tax exempt bonds to pay for its express passenger rail service, an abrupt departure from the federal loan the private company had sought and a jolt to people working to derail the project.

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Published: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 1:15pm

By Jennifer Sorentrue Palm Beach Post

All Aboard Florida’s express passenger train... more

Published: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 1:00pm

By Kim Miller Palm Beach Post

All Aboard Florida has changed its plan to pay for its... more

Published: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 12:45pm

Dear Bill: As you are the chairman of Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida (CARE FL), I’d like to share Martin Health System’s position on All Aboard Florida’s potential impact to our patients, physicians, and caregivers. Martin Health... more

Published: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 6:30am

Boynton Beach could become the first local government in Palm Beach County to approve a contentious railroad crossing agreement with All Aboard Florida that details who is responsible for paying for safety upgrades and future maintenance... more

Published: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 6:00am

By Isadora Rangel, TCPalm

The All Aboard Florida high-speed trains are a major campaign issue in the... more

Published: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 6:00am

Full Article by Dave Berman at Florida Today

All Aboard Florida has modified its financing plan for its... more

Published: Monday, October 6, 2014 - 4:15pm

TCPalm Editorial

EYES TRAINED ON REPORT: U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy this week raised concerns about the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the All Aboard Florida high-speed rail project in connection with its application for a $1.6... more

Published: Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 4:00pm

Click on the PDF download to read the letter from Bob Solari to FECI's Rusty Roberts.

Published: Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 1:00pm

By Kimberly Miller  TCPalm

A Federal Railroad Administration engineer is so concerned about... more

Published: Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 11:30am

Early Observations on the E. I. S. By Tom Monahan September 26, 2014 Here in South Florida, we have to wonder if government officials hundreds of miles away in Washington realize how much we look to them to protect us from abuses. By living... more

Published: Friday, October 3, 2014 - 5:30pm

WASHINGTON — High-speed rail was supposed to be President Obama’s signature transportation project, but despite the administration spending nearly $11 billion since 2009 to develop faster passenger trains, the projects have gone mostly nowhere... more

Published: Friday, October 3, 2014 - 5:30pm

By Nancy Smith, Sunshine State News When Barack Obama took office in 2008, a lot of people -- some of them in Florida -- thought they were going to make a... more

Published: Friday, October 3, 2014 - 4:30pm

MEDIA ADVISORY: CARE FL, First Responders to Host Press Conference at Jupiter Medical JUPITER, FL – Citizens Against Rail Expansion (CARE FL) and first responders will hold a press conference, Tuesday, October 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the Jupiter... more

Published: Friday, October 3, 2014 - 2:45pm

Letter by: Richard V. Neill, Fort Pierce TC Palm CSX Transportation is one of only five Class One railroads in the United States. CSX currently furnishes passenger rail service between Miami and Orlando via Amtrak. If high-speed rail is such a... more

Published: Friday, October 3, 2014 - 8:45am

By Arnie Rosenberg TC Palm September 30, 2014

Rep. Patrick Murphy is casting doubt on the facts in the All Aboard Florida draft Environmental Impact Statement and challenging the remedies the railroad proposes for a raft of... more

Published: Friday, October 3, 2014 - 6:45am

Here are the days left to file a protest:    Click here to send protest letters... more

Published: Friday, October 3, 2014 - 6:30am

Calling the movement of crude oil by rail an “imminent hazard” to the public, the federal Department of Transportation said on Wednesday that railroads would be required to notify local emergency responders whenever oil shipments traveled through... more

Published: Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 3:45pm

Letter By Christopher Cordova, Jupiter

Numerous officials have given numerous reasons for the numerous benefits All Aboard Florida will bring to our communities, not to mention the projected number of riders and the projected number of... more

Published: Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 2:45pm

Rich Campbell says: Peek behind the curtain and glimpse the process federal officials used in creating the draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed project.

Because the Federal Government does not have enough money to pay for... more

Published: Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:00pm

Social justice is defined by Matthew Robinson* as "... promoting a just society by challenging injustice and valuing diversity." According to John Rawls* social justice is about assuring the protection of equal access to liberties, rights... more

Published: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 7:00am

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — As the Federal Railroad Administration prepares to hear county residents’ views on All Aboard Florida at a Nov. 5 hearing, county commissioners aren’t waiting that long to express theirs.

“I believe at this point we... more

Published: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 2:30pm

By Keona Gardner, TCPalm

All Aboard Florida’s Environmental Impact Statement recommends the company straighten curves at 12 Treasure Coast track locations for the proposed high speed passenger trains to operate at optimum speeds.

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Published: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 1:45pm

“Feds: Train’s impact will be slight”: It will certainly be slight for the feds, most of whom live in Washington.   It appears that the impact report is more concerned with the impact on “wildlife, protected species and habitat” than it... more

Published: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 1:45pm

U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel is in a tough spot on the All Aboard Florida plan for high-speed passenger rail on the Florida East Coast Railway tracks through the heart of her district in coastal Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Frankel... more

Published: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 10:15am

  This is the count down - all comments must be received by Dec 3, 2014

Three ways to comment Against All Aboard Florida Environmental Impact Study, a biased document that was paid for by All Aboard Florida using their own content.... more

Published: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 3:15pm

By Rich Campbell, TCPalm

One of the very first paragraphs in the summary of the DRAFT EIS speaks volumes for Treasure Coast residents.

On Friday, the Federal Railroad Administration released its long-... more

Published: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 2:45pm

Protest All Aboard Florida by sending your comments to FRA at the address below or via EMAIL: AAF_comments@vhb.com. All comments must be received by December 3, 2014. FRA Address for Public Comments:

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Published: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:00am

By John Walker, Guest Columnist TC Palm

Pretend you are a 21st century Henry Flagler looking at Florida... more

Published: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:00am

By Henry A. Stephens  TC Palm

County commissioners aren’t... more

Published: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 6:15am

It was time to haggle.

“Can you beat that offer, K.C.?”

I was speaking with K.C. Traylor, the lead instigator of the group opposed to the contemplated All Aboard Florida train that would link South Florida to Orlando.

“All... more

Published: Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:00pm

By Kit Bradshaw TCPalm

Say "All Aboard Florida," and you hit a hot button in the Jupiter-Tequesta area.

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Published: Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 7:15am

In July, I met with U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral John H. Korn to express my opposition to AAF and the serious maritime concerns our communities have with this project.  Following that meeting, I sent a formal request for the Coast Guard to... more

Published: Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 3:45pm

The Boynton Beach City Commission postponed a decision on whether to support All Aboard Florida until it receives more feedback from city residents.

That feedback ought to start with the Boynton Beach residents who plan to ride this train... more

Published: Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 3:45pm

Letter by Keith V. Ullrich, Fort Pierce To TCPalm

Regarding guest columnist Phil... more

Published: Friday, September 5, 2014 - 2:15pm

Letter from Ingrid M. Van Hekken, Fort Pierce to TCPalm

In 2012 AAF applied for approval with the National Transportation Board, a division of the federal Department of Transportation, which oversees railroads. This board determined that... more

Published: Monday, September 1, 2014 - 10:30am

By Arnie Rosenberg August 31, 2014 TCPalm

Here, our Shaping Our Future team has assembled some of the key pieces of... more

Published: Friday, August 29, 2014 - 6:45am

By Matt Dixon August 28, 2014 TCPalm

Opponents of All Aboard Florida had what they called an “open and... more

Published: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 2:45pm

All Aboard Florida (AAF) is like a rigged “Let’s Make a Deal” TV experience.

They tell you the Big Prize is the shiny new passenger train service. But no matter which curtain you choose, you’re going to get what’s behind curtain No. 2 —... more

Published: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 2:30pm

 

By Steve Ryan, August 26, 2014  Care FL.

By Steve Ryan, Attorney for Care FL.

At the heart of  the AAF matter is this question... more

Published: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 9:15am

Letter BY Frank Leroux, Micco To TCPalm

These 125 mph, ground-level machines will travel from... more