NEWS ABOUT ALL ABOARD FLORIDA

 

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

Published: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:45am

MIAMI TODAY NEWS - CATHERINE LACKNER

Within six weeks, a lawsuit filed by Martin and Indian River counties along with some individual residents to block the leg of the future All Aboard Florida train service planned between West Palm... more

Published: Monday, October 24, 2016 - 2:15pm

A major strike against All Aboard Florida — one that would rescind $1.75 billion of tax-exempt financing — has been initiated by Indian River County in legal action filed Friday.

For 1½ years, both Indian River... more

Published: Monday, October 24, 2016 - 2:15pm

Martin County has asked a federal court to take back the $1.75 billion of tax-exempt bonds issued to All Aboard Florida, according to court documents filed late Friday.

Martin County’s filing followed a similar request submitted... more

Published: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 9:00am

Martin and Indian River counties have staked millions of dollars on their belief that All Aboard Florida must have financial support from the government to complete its Miami-to-Orlando railroad.

In their federal court case, the counties... more

Published: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 2:30pm

Sharon Kelly and Steve Horn - Desmog

For the first time ever, liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been shipped by railroad in the U.S., prompting concerns about risks of accidents and a lack of state or federal... more

Published: Monday, October 10, 2016 - 1:30pm

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the derailment of a Long Island commuter train Saturday night that left 33 people injured, authorities said.

The first three carriages of the 12-car Long Island Rail Road train... more

Published: Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 9:45am

 

Martin County Proposal:  You may have heard or read about Martin County’s proposal that AAF use their existing westerly route, the K Branch, to move the passenger trains away from the county. As it turns out, FEC does... more

Published: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 9:00am

WALL STREET JOURNAL ANDREW TANGEL, TED MANN and MIKE VILENSKY

A New Jersey commuter train crashed into a busy railroad terminal Thursday morning, killing one person, the latest in a series of fatal passenger train... more

Published: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 1:45pm

 

For more than two years All Aboard Florida has made every effort to convince the public that its rail project is unstoppable. Many in the media have even called for surrender. Then, last month a U.S. District Court judge... more

Published: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 2:45pm

 

On Wednesday, September 14, Martin and St. Lucie counties filed a Petition with the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) seeking a hearing on the proposed issuance of an environmental permit for the All Aboard... more

Published: Monday, September 12, 2016 - 10:00am

Ann Henson Feltgen - FloridaBulldog.org

All Aboard Florida’s plan to operate regular passenger train service between Miami and Orlando is in jeopardy following a federal judge’s order questioning the company’s ability to borrow $1.75... more

Published: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 2:00pm

 

Federal Judge concludes AAF project not likely to move forward on the Treasure Coast without bond financing. Judge Cooper denied DOT and AAF's motions to dismiss Martin County's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) claim.... more

Published: Friday, August 12, 2016 - 9:45am

Comments to the TCPALM Editorial Board from Susan Meheil in regards to their article about "Private Crossings"

First, let's thank the (TCPALM) editorial board for pointing out one of the many life threatening aspects of AAF. But... more

Published: Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 11:15am

Cleanup will continue for several days following a train derailment in Pendleton County.

A train derailment in Pendleton County led to the closure of all roads into Falmouth on Wednesday morning.

It happened around 10:30 a.m. near... more

Published: Monday, August 1, 2016 - 10:30am

JULY 2016 UPDATE FROM CARE FL CHAIRMAN BRENT P. HANLON

Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida (CARE) continues to actively pursue all possible legal, political and public communication channels to stop the ill-conceived All Aboard... more

Published: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 12:45pm

TO THE TCPALM:

Maybe this will give you some indication as to why the county needs to hire consultants now and again. Of course, they could not worry about the lives of residents or our environment and just toss these reports and... more

Published: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:00pm

TCPALM editorial by Martin County Commissioner John Haddox.

It is impossible to live in Martin County these days and not be horrified at the devastating effects the toxic algae is having on our residents' health, economy and way of... more

Published: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:00pm

Mike Seemuth - therealdeal.com

The company that is preparing to launch passenger rail service next year between Miami and Orlando via Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach eventually may extend the service to Jacksonville.

All... more