NEWS ABOUT ALL ABOARD FLORIDA

 

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

Published: Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:30pm

NEW YORK TIMES - BEN PROTESS, JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and RACHEL ABRAMS

Since the 2008 financial crisis, Fortress and other private equity firms have rapidly expanded their influence, assuming a pervasive, if under-... more

Published: Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 8:15am

NEW YORK TIMES: BEN PROTESS, JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and RACHEL ABRAMS

Since the 2008 financial crisis, Fortress and other private equity firms have rapidly expanded their influence, assuming a pervasive, if under-the... more

Published: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 9:30am

NEW YORK TIMES - GAIA PIANGIANI

Two passenger trains collided head-on in the Puglia region of southern Italy on Tuesday morning, killing at least 20 people, according to local officials, and leaving dozens injured.

The... more

Published: Friday, July 8, 2016 - 1:45pm

Brenda McCarthy of Vero Beach

 

It has long been my contention that freight is the cause of this nonsense. Passenger trains are a flash in the pan that will not last.

The Panama Canal has been widened, deepened and... more

Published: Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:00am

ABC NEWS - EMILY SHAPIRO

The remains of two of the three railroad employees who went missing during a fiery crash between freight trains have been recovered, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway said today.

The third... more

Published: Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 11:30am

VERO NEWS - RAY MCNULTY

We all knew the game was rigged against us. What we didn’t know until last week, however, was that officials were prepared to go to the other side of the world to make sure All Aboard Florida won.

We didn’t... more

Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 2:30pm

SUNSHINE STATE NEWS - BRENT HANLON

I recently read a column in Sunshine State News by Ed Dean, a statewide syndicated radio talk show host, in which he stated, “...since the announcement of the high-speed rail train project, All... more

Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 10:30am

BLOOMBERG - VIRGINIA POSTREL 

California's high-speed rail project increasingly looks like an expensive social science experiment to test just how long interest groups can keep money flowing to a doomed endeavor before elected... more

Published: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 4:15pm

ABC NEWS

A late-night explosion and fire broke out at a natural gas plant in southern Mississippi, but there were no injuries or fatalities reported, police said early Tuesday.

Pascagoula Police Capt. Shannon Broom said... more

Published: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 3:15pm

NBC NEWS - ELI PANKEN

Three crew members were missing and one was injured after two trains crashed head-on Tuesday in a fiery crash in northern Texas.

The trains collided just before 8:30 a.m. local time (9:30 a.m. ET) east of... more

Published: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 2:00pm

Source: Martin County Times

From the Martin County Board of County Commissioners: The latest design plans received in April from All Aboard Florida (AAF), which were billed as “100 percent construction plans,” are still incomplete,... more

Published: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 10:15am

 

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 Florida (AAF)/Brightline rail project that... more

Published: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 3:45pm

WWW.WSJ.COM - Laura Stevens and Erica E. Phillips

The fate of BNSF Railway Co.’s new terminal near the Port of Los Angeles is now in jeopardy even though it has been in development for 10 years at a cost of more than $50 million and would... more

Published: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 11:15am

Bob Solari, Vero Beach

Letter: Tough questions by Posey about possible AAF corruption

Congressman Bill Posey is to be commended for his continued efforts in the fight against All Aboard Florida. On May 10, he wrote Secretary of... more

Published: Monday, June 6, 2016 - 10:15am

PRESS RELEASE FROM MARTIN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

At its May 25 meeting, the Martin County Board of County Commissioners heard a presentation from County staff on various safety measures being discussed with respect to the proposed... more

Published: Monday, June 6, 2016 - 10:15am

On June 10, a state court ruled against Indian River County’s administrative law challenge to the Florida Development Finance Corporation (FDFC) Private Activity Bond (PAB) approval proceedings of August 2015.   Citizens Against Rail... more

Published: Monday, June 6, 2016 - 10:00am

http://goo.gl/ZRCSZB - Artemis Moshtaghian

A train derailment along the Oregon and Washington border sparked a raging fire that sent massive black plumes of smoke in the air on Friday afternoon.

... more

Published: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 2:30pm

Dear Secretary Foxx, (Anthony Foxx is the United States Secretary of Transportation)

I have been contacted by a constituent who has brought to my attention news reports of illegal and unethical behavior by the Louis Berger Group... more

Published: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 2:15pm

Statement by: Brent Hanlon, Chairman of Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida RE:  Cong. Bill Posey’s letter to USDOT Sec. Foxx questioning AAF’s use of Louis Berger Group ridership and revenue study   “Citizens Against... more

Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 1:45pm

 

Michael Grunwald - www.politico.com

High-speed rail is turning out to be a slow-speed proposition.

The first segment of California’s first-in-the-nation bullet-train project,... more

Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 3:00pm

 

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Letter from DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT CORPS OF ENGINEERS 400 HIGH POINT DRIVE,... more

Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 2:30pm

 

 

Care FL Update  May 16, 2016  

 

Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida (CARE FL) continues to actively pursue all possible legal, political and public communication channels to... more

Published: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 10:00am

 

Christopher Mele - New York Times

 

Three people were killed when their pickup truck was struck by an Amtrak train at a rail crossing north of Fresno, Calif., on Friday, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.

... more

Published: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 9:45am

Letter to www.tcpalm.com

From Susan Mehiel, Vero Beach

 

So, Jay Kramer thinks the governor is the answer to moving the trains west. That's rich.

Where was Jay when we... more

Published: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 12:00pm

Full story here: http://goo.gl/abqcCH

Opponents of the All Aboard Florida high speed rail project fear the same tracks will be used to transport hazardous liquefied natural gas.

Local... more

Published: Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:30am

www.nbcwashington.com

Residents in the Washington, D.C. area have been warned to prepare for a potentially slow commute Monday after a CSX freight train carrying hazardous material derailed near... more