NEWS ABOUT ALL ABOARD FLORIDA

 

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

Published: Monday, November 16, 2015 - 4:00pm

PALM BEACH POST - FRANK CERABINO

All Aboard Florida is going to be a high-concept product, and every high-concept product deserves its own vocabulary.

So I’ve been thinking all week how the branding of this Miami-to-Orlando... more

Published: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 9:15am

"Today, All Aboard Florida announced a name change in a transparent attempt to distance the enterprise from a growing backlash of citizens who oppose or have serious concerns about the project. This PR move is intended to communicate the... more

Published: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 9:00am

MIAMINEWTIMES.COM - KYLE MUNZENRIEDER

If you've been following the development of All Aboard Florida, you've probably thought to yourself at one time or another, Wait, are they going to call it THAT? The answer is no. You won't be talking... more

Published: Friday, October 23, 2015 - 10:15am

RICH CAMPBELL - TCPALM

“Grand reveal” is the phrase All Aboard Florida President Michael Reininger used recently to tease a news conference the rail company has scheduled for Nov. 9 in Miami.

Other clues from Reininger... more

Published: Monday, October 12, 2015 - 10:00am

DARRELL PRESTON - BLOOMBERG

Fortress Investment Group sold Florida officials on its plan to build the first new privately run U.S. passenger railroad in more than a century, saying it will get 3 million cars off the road, create 10,000... more

Published: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 3:00pm

RALPH VARTABEDIAN - LA TIMES

The only sign of trouble aboard a Norfolk Southern train, hauling roughly 9,000 tons of Canadian crude in western Pennsylvania last year, was a moderate sway in the locomotive as it entered a bend on the... more

Published: Monday, October 5, 2015 - 9:45am

PALM BEACH POST

When All Aboard Florida starts running its express passenger service along the Florida East Coast Railway tracks, Palm Beach County officials want to make sure the company won’t be required to sound train horns at rail... more

Published: Friday, October 2, 2015 - 9:30am

RICH CAMPBELL - TCPALM

I’d like to propose a new marketing slogan for our region:

“The Treasure Coast: We Exist For the Benefit of Others.”

There’s a common thread connecting All Aboard Florida’s plan to run 32 daily... more