NEWS ABOUT ALL ABOARD FLORIDA

 

Published: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10:00am

Stuart Vice Mayor Troy McDonald is the first candidate entering the 2018 County Commission race. He is seeking the District 2 seat currently held by Ed Fielding, who declined to comment Wednesday of whether he would run for re-election.

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Published: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 10:45am

On July 6, 2013, a runaway oil-tanker of 72 cars went along a seven mile stretch before derailing in the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec. The pileup ignited the oil, engulfing the small town in flames and killed 47 people. After hearing of such... more

Published: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:15am

In a guest column by the TC Palm, Martin County Administrator Taryn Kryzda relays why Martin County is against All Aboard Florida's Brightline high-speed passenger train project. She highlights important concerns regarding the safety of the local... more

Published: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:15pm

Senators Anitere Flores and Debbie Mayfield have yet to receive answers from the Florida Development Finance Corporation (FDFC) and its approval of a $600 million private equity bond application for All Aboard Florida.

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Published: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 9:15am

ON APRIL 12, THE TREASURE COAST FIRE CHIEFS' ASSOCIATION (TCFCA) SENT A LETTER TO GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT regarding emergency service and LNG (liquified natural gas) concerns, and services to prepare them for what is coming.

"As proud as we... more

Published: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 10:00am

It's taken a month and a half from Sen. Debbie Mayfield for the FDFC's executive director, William Spivey, to answer Sen. Anitere Flores' letter asking about new financing for the Miami-Orlando high-speed rail service All Aboard Florida.

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Published: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 9:15am

Florida Senate President Pro Tempore Anitere Flores, R-Miami, and Sen. Debbie Mayfield, R-Melbourne, are pressing the Florida Development Finance Corp. to be more forthright about the $1.75 billion of bonds that were given to All Aboard Florida's... more

Published: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 9:00am

Two Republican lawmakers are still waiting for a response from the Florida Development Finance Corporation about its approval of a $600 million private equity bond application for All Aboard Florida.

FDFC approved the issuance of $1.75... more

Published: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 10:45am

The Los Angeles-based, high-speed tube train called Hyperloop One could get you from Miami to Orlando in 26 minutes - quite a number when compared to the 3-ish hour, $3.1 billion high-speed Brightline trip.

As of right now, Brightline is... more

Published: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 9:30am

A Miami-to-Orlando proposal is one of 11 contenders in the United States under consideration for a 700-mph tube train. Hyperloop One, a private company developing revolutionary transportation technology, announced 11 proposals Thursday that span... more

Published: Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 3:30pm

Around 5:30 a.m. a man and woman were hit and killed by a train in St. Albans. Kanawha County Sheriff's say the two were walking along the train trestle when they were hit.

Another train had passed through the area moments ago and the... more

Published: Monday, April 3, 2017 - 3:30pm

Unique Safety Issues and Cost Burdens Related to the AAF High Speed Rail Project March 28, 2017

Executive Summary: The proposed AAF high speed passenger rail system through the Treasure Coast counties of Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin... more

Published: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:30am

Martin County leaders fear All Aboard Florida’s high-speed rail service proposed to travel through the Treasure Coast may cause significant safety risks. George Gavalla, a national rail safety expert and consultant, wrote a 7-page report, calling... more

Published: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 9:15pm

Rail accidents would rise “dramatically” with the advent of Brightline passenger rail, according to a report commissioned by Martin County.

President of Connecticut-based Triad Railroad Consulting George Gavalla of Martin County released... more

Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:00am

"Judging by their recent combative media push, All Aboard Florida officials must really be worried about the possibility of having to publicly address the safety and financial concerns so many of us have expressed." - Brent Hanlon, a Martin... more

Published: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:45am

 

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Published: Friday, February 17, 2017 - 9:15am

A top Obama Administration executive at the U.S. Department of Transportation approved a $647 million grant for a California rail project in mid-January. Not only two weeks later, the executive was found working for a Los Angeles-based contractor... more

Published: Monday, February 13, 2017 - 9:45am

Train Wreck Times by Susan Mehiel

Elections have consequences and that applies to local issues and train companies.  Indian River County’s newly elected State Senator, Debbie Mayfield, and the State Representatives throughout... more