NEWS ABOUT ALL ABOARD FLORIDA

 

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

Published: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 5:45am

Eve Samples TC Palm

Treasure Coast residents opposed to the All Aboard Florida/Brightline passenger rail... more

Published: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 2:30pm

Florida Reps. and Senator Debbie Mayfield push to create the Floriday High-Speed Passenger Rail Safety Act. This would protect Floridian residents from accidents and injuries as well as establish safety standards for the Brightline trains... more

Published: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Treasure Coast lawmakers, concerned about a passenger railroad service that will travel through their districts, want high-speed operators to pay for safety upgrades.

Targeted at All Aboard Florida's Brightline service... more

Published: Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 8:30pm

Martin County continues the fight against rail expansion such as the All Aboard Florida's proposed passenger rail project. They have had an opportunity to meet with the Editorial Board of Treasure Coast Newspapers to proactively educate the... more

Published: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 9:00am

We've been reporting on various developments since All Aboard Florida announced its new financing plan in November. As reported in the... more

Published: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 8:45am

A Familiar Tale

A recent story in the LA Times should sound very familiar to Floridians concerned about All Aboard Florida:

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Published: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 8:45am

As we reported last month All Aboard Florida and the Department of Transportation continue to shift proposals in the bond funding. They now... more

Published: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 8:30am

While lawsuit costs continue to climb and eat into the $6M fund established by martin and Indian River counties officials say it has been worth it and are vowing to continue the fight.

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Published: Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 11:00am

After all the developments this week TCPalm's Rich Campbell summarizes where we are at with All Aboard Florida. From his piece:

All Aboard Florida is like a shape-shifting creature in a science-fiction movie: Just when the authorities... more

Published: Friday, November 18, 2016 - 2:45pm

Just two weeks before All Aboard Florida filed its new financing plan with the state board one of their executives was meeting privately over lunch with the latest board member, J. Nelson Bradshaw. In fact, the invitation came the day after... more

Published: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 10:45am

Initial estimates from the derailment we reported yesterday have been reduced but the impact is still clear: 7,000 gallons of fuel, 77 gallons of sulfuric acid, 10 gallons of oil, 1,346 tons of coal and 1,150 tons of monoammonium phosphate we... more

Published: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 9:45am

As we reported last week, All Aboard Florida, unable to sell $1.75 billion of tax-exempt bonds as a bundle is now altering its strategy and trying to... more

Published: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 10:00am

News 6 reported today about a large train collision that caused a derailment and over 15,000 gallons of fuel to... more

Published: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 9:45am

PALM BEACH POST - OLIVIA HITCHCOCK

An 87-year-old Boca Raton woman died Friday morning after her car was struck by a Tri-Rail train at the Yamato Road crossing, city police said.

Eunice Bernard was traveling east on... more

Published: Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 2:00pm

MIAMI TODAY NEWS - CATHERINE LACKNER

Lawyers for All Aboard Florida, the federal Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Department of Justice have been granted an extension until Dec. 7 to file their response to a motion for summary... more

Published: Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 1:45pm

MIAMI TODAY NEWS - CATHERINE LACKNER

The last piece of the financing puzzle to bring Tri-Rail trains into MiamiCentral Station next year fell into place Oct. 31 when directors of the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment... more

Published: Monday, November 7, 2016 - 10:45am

 

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline has renewed its push to sell millions in tax-exempt bonds to help pay for its proposed passenger train service connecting South Florida to Orlando.

The Coral Gables-based company... more

Published: Monday, November 7, 2016 - 10:30am

 

Friends and neighbors of the Treasure Coast and North Palm Beach communities — I want to remind you that as we cast our ballots over the next several days to elect (or re-elect) candidates to public office, we have an opportunity,... more

Published: Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:45am

All Aboard Florida will have the chance to ditch its current financing plan and secure a better deal before it returns to federal court to face the Treasure Coast's latest attempt to derail the project, a judge ruled Thursday.

The... more

Published: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 10:15am

All Aboard Florida wants to scrap its financing plan, going after a new financial strategy that could hinder Martin and Indian River counties' fight against expansion of the passenger rail through the Treasure Coast.

In court documents... more

Published: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 11:45am

On Monday, Administrative Law Judge, Bram E. Canter advised Martin and St. Lucie counties that a hearing regarding the counties' petition to challenge the issuance of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) environmental resource... more

Published: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 11:15am

THE BOND BUYER - SHELLY SIGO

Two Florida counties say they have proven in federal lawsuits that the $1.75 billion private activity bond allocation for an in-state passenger train project should be vacated, according to court filings.... more