NEWS ABOUT ALL ABOARD FLORIDA

 

Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 5:15pm

David Williams, First Coast News 5:35 p.m

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- An unidentified man was hit and killed by an Amtrak train Monday... more

Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 1:00pm

QUOTE FROM THE CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE REGARDING THE FOLLY OF DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH SPEED RAIL

Published December 30, 2013 By David Randall Peterman, Coordinator & Analyst in Transportation Policy, John Frittelli, Specialist in... more

Published: Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 3:15pm

Harry James Bruce, former President of Ilinois Central Railroad -Palm Beach Gardens Letter to the Editor - TCPalm By HarryBruce Thursday... more

Published: Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 3:00pm

Letter to the Editor: June 11th, 2014 Harry James Bruce, Palm Beach Gardens Source Article Miami Herald

High-speed passenger rail service,... more

Published: Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 8:00am

By Ralph Vartabedian Source Article at The LA Times

When California voters approved $9 billion in funding for a bullet train in 2008, the... more

Published: Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 7:00am

By Arnie Rosenberg Posted June 13, 2014 Source Article Here at TCPalm

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — County commissioners are poised to go on record... more

Published: Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 6:30am

"There isn't a chance that these trains will ever stop on the Treasure Coast. Contrary to the vague comments from the Railroad. The whole purpose of this train is to move large numbers of people from Miami to Orlando for the benefit of Disney... more

Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 - 2:45pm

Source article here at WFTV

By the end of the decade, travelers into and out of Orlando International Airport will... more

Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 - 7:00am

By Chris Joseph Wed., Apr. 23 2014 at 7:30 AM

All Aboard Florida, the private rail service that plans on running a passenger train from Miami to Orlando with stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, has written a letter to its... more

Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 - 6:45am

By Barbara Liston un. 10, 2014, 7:15 PM

ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A privately financed high-speed train connection linking Orlando and Miami is facing mounting opposition in Florida from communities the train will pass without stopping.... more

Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 - 6:15am

By Arnie Rosenberg Posted June 11, 2014 at 10:47 p.m. from TCPalm

STUART — Two years from now, it’s likely that 32 passenger trains will... more

Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 6:30am

By Frank Cerabino Palm Beach Post 5:46 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Source Article Here At Palm Beach Post When it comes to... more

Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 5:45am

By K.C. Traylor, Florida NOT All Aboard

Dear Governor Scott. Reading a copy of your recent letter to Mr. Michael Reininger, President of All Aboard Florida, has meant a lot to us. First, I want to thank you for your sensitivity to our... more

Published: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 8:30pm

Posted: 5:24 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014 By Kimberly Miller - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Florida Gov. Rick Scott made it clear this week that All Aboard Florida’s express passenger rail service will receive no state subsidies and said he... more

Published: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 6:45am

Gov. Scott to All Aboard Florida: The Voices of Our Communities Must be Heard

On June 9, 2014, in News Releases, by Staff

Today, Governor Rick Scott sent the following letter to Michael Reininger, President of All Aboard Florida,... more

Published: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 6:30am

Says Thomas Campemmi:

Now, a railroad that we are told can do just about whatever it wants because of rights granted and laws promulgated in the 19th century. Never mind that entire counties, peoples and cities have happened in the... more

Published: Monday, June 9, 2014 - 8:45am

Safety concerns abound for All Aboard Florida. Thank you, Sir, for calling attention to this navigation matter. AAF should not be railroaded through without all safety concerns being properly addressed. Clearly, the more AAF issues that arise,... more

Published: Monday, June 9, 2014 - 8:45am

Duane Lang, Port St. Lucie Article Source here

Letter: All Aboard Florida would present serious dilemma at drawbridge

Federal... more

Published: Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 4:30pm

By Ayn Marie Samuelson, Guest columnist for Florida Today

There are too many unknowns and hidden agendas to support All Aboard Florida's push for high-speed passenger rail by the newly incorporated Florida East Coast Industries, LLC (FECI... more

Published: Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 2:45pm

I am a Treasure Coast resident. You all down in Miami don't know what kind of long-term damage this is going to do up here. We don't need it - no passenger service will ever be sustainable on its own. They all require subsidies. Into the future,... more

Published: Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 11:15am

By Sally Swartz  - Source article here

The campaign against All Aboard Florida is picking up speed... more

Published: Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 8:30am

By Steve Bousquet

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday called on developers of a private railroad project to take more steps in response to questions and concerns of residents living who may be affected by All Aboard Florida, the first passenger... more

Published: Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 8:30am

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott, who faced intense criticism for rejecting federal money for high-speed rail from Tampa to Orlando, has new train troubles for favoring a controversial rail project on Florida's east coast.

Related News/... more

Published: Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 6:45am

Alice Johnson, Vero Beach. Source Article at TC Palm here.

Letter: Why All Aboard Florida will fail financially

I believe high-... more

Published: Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 5:30pm

Source article here

As All Aboard Florida continues with its plan for high speed passenger rail service from Miami to Orlando, bits and... more

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 3:30pm

BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA

The Sebastian City Council was very unhappy upon learning survey work on the controversial $1 billion All Aboard Florida project was already well under way along the tracks in Sebastian, without any prior... more

Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 8:00pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a member of the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, on June 3 raised constituent concerns regarding the ongoing All Aboard... more

Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 4:00pm

Amtrak: Throw Money from the Train (full article here http://cagw.org/media/wastewatcher/amtrak-throw-money-train)

WasteWatcher, November 2012

By: Tom... more

Published: Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 9:00pm

Full story here: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2014/jun/01/debate-over-all-aboard-florida-wa...

WEST PALM BEACH — It was more a... more

Published: Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 9:00pm

Public monies--taxpayer monies---at the federal, state, and local levels are being sought to fund this AAF boondoggle. While the AAF "infrastructure program is being instituted with private-sector dollars,” as Reininger says, in reality it's the... more

Published: Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 9:15am

Commissioner Smith, At the AAF Public Forum last Thursday at the Blake Library in Stuart, the last question to the panel from a woman in the audience was: "I would like to leave here on a positive note, so is there anything positive that AAF will... more

Published: Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 2:15pm

Published: Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 2:00pm

Published: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 2:30pm

By Sally Schwarz, columnist for the Palm Beach Post.

AAF plans a high-speed rail passenger service from Miami to Orlando with stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach but none in northern Palm Beach County or the Treasure Coast.... more

Published: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 1:30pm

Experience of a Swiss Railway User

As a Swiss snowbird coming to Vero Beach since more than 40 years I am shocked to read the news about the "All board Florida" - nightmare. As a citizen of the country with one of the best public transport... more

Published: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 2:15pm

Published: Monday, May 26, 2014 - 4:00pm

Citizens tear apart Bob Lawry's seemingly reasonable article in the TC Palm May 22 - see responses at the end of this article.

Opponents of the proposed All Aboard Florida high-speed train service between Miami and Orlando claim that more... more

Published: Monday, May 26, 2014 - 1:45pm

ALL ABOARD FLORIDA Alice Johnson, Vero Beach - May 26 2014

More reasons why it will fail

Based on the research I’ve done, there are only two profitable highspeed trains in the world, the TGV between Paris and Lyon, and the... more

Published: Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 2:45pm

By Kim Miller of The Palm Beach Post - full story here

The Town of Jupiter Island is adding its voice to the rising... more

Published: Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 2:30pm

State transportation officials on Thursday released video of a SunRail train crashing into a car in Maitland... more

Published: Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 4:45pm

Residents from Miami to West Palm Beach should wake up and realize what 32 more railroad closings a day will do to traffic around Dixie Highway.

The long-distance passenger train service, All Aboard Florida, is a great initiative and on... more

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 - 7:15am

By Ann Henson Feltgen, BrowardBulldog.org New downtown passenger train service that will speed users from Orlando to South Florida and back may sound like a tourism dream come true, but there’s a potentially unexpected cost to local residents... more

By Arnie Rosenberg Posted May 21, 2014 Arnie weighs in with a balance pro and con on the real economic impact. More on the story at the TC Palm.

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Bob Solari provided the pros and cons regarding the varying economic needs of cities along the route of the proposed All Aboard Florida High Speed trains in the TC Palm May 23 2014

There are three tensions that help explain why the... more