NEWS ABOUT ALL ABOARD FLORIDA

 

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

Published: Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:15am

Peter Seed - www.tcpalm.com

Bob Webster's April 20 guest column about frequent queries on All Aboard Florida's impact is seductive.

But is he right? I think not.

My reasons:

The... more

Published: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 11:30am

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) rail project that threatens the public safety and... more

Published: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 9:00am

Merrill Snyder - www.tcpalm.com

(Merrill serves on the Board of Directors for the Guardians of Martin County/Citizens Against The Train)

Rich Campbell originally opposed All Aboard... more

Published: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 2:00pm

Martin County has consistently maintained that threats to public safety are the most troubling facets of the proposed All Aboard Florida (AAF a.k.a Brightline) passenger rail project and related increases in freight rail. From the outset, AAF has... more

Published: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 9:15am

Published: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 12:30pm

Brett Hanlon - www.sun-sentinel.com

It's easy to say that adding trains in Florida will improve our state's mobility. It's far more difficult to say that the All Aboard Florida ... more

Published: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:15am

Anders Melin, David Carey, Devin Banerjee - www.bloomberg.com

Fortress Investment Group LLC paid its three top executives bonuses worth a combined $43.8 million last year as the company’s shares fell... more

Published: Friday, April 1, 2016 - 10:00am

George Andreassi - www.tcpalm.com

ABOUT THIS STORY

All Aboard Florida has $3 billion riding on a passenger train project that could be derailed if Florida denies just one of the 17 permits the... more

Published: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 10:15am

Mike Magnoli - http://cbs12.com

Protesters in several south Florida towns sounded off about a controversial proposal to move chemicals by rail Saturday. They say these trains put the environment and... more

Published: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 1:30pm

By Michael Macagnone  www.law360.com

Martin County, Florida, pushed back against the U.S. Department of Transportation's attempt to slough off its suit over the All Aboard Florida... more

Published: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 11:00am

JOIN US IN PROTEST AGAINST AAF/BRIGHTLINE'S HIGH-SPEED PASSENGER TRAINS

The “Move ‘em West – Rally at the Rails” will be held Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11am at six railroad crossings simultaneously on the Treasure Coast and Palm Beach... more

Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 9:15am

DAVID Z. MORRIS - FORTUNE.COM

Is the bond market to blame—or is this just a bad idea?

The passenger rail project All Aboard Florida (AAF) was granted a one-year extension last week on its effort to raise $1.75 billion to... more

Published: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 3:30pm

RICH CAMPBELL - TCPALM

Don't you hate deadlines?

Generally, if you miss a deadline you pay some sort of penalty. Penalties can run the gamut from additional costs — such as those incurred when filing a late tax return — to... more

Published: Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 10:30am

MIKE MAYO - SUN SENTINEL

If Florida East Coast Railway gets its way, it might soon carry hazardous Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) across densely populated South Florida. The rail company has a pending application with the Federal... more

Published: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:30am

CHARLES GERARDI - TCPALM

A storm is brewing. With or without All Aboard Florida, the likelihood of increased rail traffic rumbling through our community is real.

Even at current volumes, congestion from rail traffic impacts... more

Published: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:00am

Sally Swartz - PalmBeachPost.com

The fight to stop All Aboard Florida from ruining Treasure Coast downtowns and neighborhoods, slowing ambulances and endangering pedestrians at railway crossings is far from over.

In fact, a... more

Published: Friday, November 27, 2015 - 11:30am

Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida (CARE FL) is a coalition created by a group of concerned community leaders, organizations and neighbors in South Florida and the Treasure Coast, emphasizing that continued rail expansion will have a... more

Published: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 9:15am

RICH CAMPBELL - TCPALM

The Super Bowl of transportation projects — All Aboard Florida's plan to run 32 daily passenger trains between Miami and Orlando starting in late 2017 — has entered the fourth quarter.

It's crunch time.... more

Published: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 3:30am

According to a memo provided today to the Martin County Board of County Commissioners by county staff, projected costs of licenses, repairs/rehabilitation, and land leases associated with the Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC), Flagler Development... more