NEWS ABOUT ALL ABOARD FLORIDA

 

Published: Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 1:30pm

All Aboard Florida’s conceptual plan for a rail-side apartment tower would rise 23 floors above Evernia Street, with 275 rentals in a moderate price range.

The project’s broad outlines, revealed in an open house for local residents... more

Published: Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 1:15pm

TCPALM

WASHINGTON, D.C. — All Aboard Florida will seek an extension from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the sale of $1.75 billion in tax-exempt bonds to finance its project, the company said in federal court here Friday morning... more

Published: Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 1:15pm

The fight against All Aboard Florida played out in an austere Washington D.C. courthouse today, in a hearing to decide whether the passenger rail project will get $1.75 billion in tax exempt bonds.

The more than three-hour hearing... more

Published: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 2:30pm

MIAMI NEW TIMES

So you've heard about All Aboard Florida, the private railroad line that will connect Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach to Orlando set to be completed in 2017. Perhaps you've imagined one day ditching your car in... more

Published: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 1:30pm

Executive Summary 

Introduction

Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. (FECI) commissioned The Louis Berger Group, Inc. (LBG) to develop an investment grade ridership and revenue forecast for the re-introduction of passenger... more

Published: Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 10:15am

TCPALM

Weeds and plants obscure the small brown “Trans-Florida Central Railroad” sign on 102nd Terrace from view, so nature-lovers and hiking enthusiasts might not see it. Nor might they realize the historical significance of the quiet,... more

Published: Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 8:00am

The fight against All Aboard Florida played out in an austere Washington D.C. courthouse today, in a hearing to decide whether the passenger rail project will get $1.75 billion in tax exempt bonds.

The more than three-hour hearing... more

Published: Friday, May 29, 2015 - 8:00am

Lisa Broadt - TCPalm

All Aboard Florida’s last-minute attempt to enter a much-anticipated ridership survey into court documents should be rejected, according to papers filed by Martin County late Thursday.

“AAF has offered no... more

Published: Friday, May 29, 2015 - 3:00am

Lisa Broadt - TCPalm

All Aboard Florida will seek an extension from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the sale of $1.75 billion in tax-exempt bonds to finance its project, the company said in federal court here Friday morning.... more

Published: Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 8:45pm

1. Despite the fact that All Aboard Florida would significantly improve the railway by enhancing the safety of existing tracks, grade crossings and by installing state-of-the-art technology, Martin County does not want AAF’s project to go forward... more

Published: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 8:15pm

1. Martin County’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction should be denied because DOT’s allocation of $1.7 billion in private activity bonds was legally proper. 26 U.S.C. Section 142(m)(1)(A) provides that private activity bonds may be allocated for... more

Published: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 12:45pm

PALMBEACHPOST.COM

From planes to trains: Robert Crandall joins opposition to All Aboard.

Crandall, a winter resident of... more

Published: Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 7:00am

MIAMI HERALD All Aboard Florida, also known as the Boondoggle Express, is having public-relations problems.

Skepticism, anger and legal challenges stand in the path of the 16 passenger trains that are fancifully scheduled to run daily... more

Published: Friday, May 22, 2015 - 2:45pm

TCPalm

The arrogance of All Aboard Florida knows no bounds.

This corporate... more

Published: Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 5:30pm

By Phyllis Frey

Brevard County BOCC May 12, 2015

As a retired FAA Safety Check Airman, I would like to discuss safety issues with regard to AAF and Florida East Coast Railways as an appeal not to your sense of fear, but to your... more

Published: Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:45pm

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Is there a more absurd technology than positive train control, which Congress imposed as an unfunded mandate on railroads in... more

Published: Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:30pm

CBS12

With a projected 43% percent increase in rail traffic coming in the next year, emergency response teams are taking a closer look at how they would respond to a... more

Published: Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:30pm

The town council unanimously voted Tuesday to oppose issuing the bonds needed to build the controversial All Aboard Florida railroad between Orlando and Miami. They join Tequesta, Jupiter Island, Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie in their opposition... more

Published: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 1:45pm

Whether All Aboard Florida is eligible to receive $1.75 billion in tax exempt bonds could come down to whether it has benefited from federal transportation money already.

In hundreds of pages of court documents filed late Friday, All... more

Published: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 1:30pm

Martin County should put up its own financial stake — to the tune of a $50 million bond — if it wants to gamble with the future of southeast Florida transportation, according to court documents filed by All Aboard Florida and the U.S. Department... more

Published: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 1:15pm

National Journal Thirty-nine minutes into his southbound ride from Wilmington, Delaware, to Washington, D.C., Joseph H. Boardman, president and CEO of... more

Published: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 1:15pm

WSUF News As clean-up continues in the fatal Amtrak wreck near Philadelphia, several Martin County officials have again stressed... more

Published: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 12:45pm

 Can't attend - send your questions in advance here:http://www.cityofstuart.us/index.php/help/contact-us

A railroad vice president and anti-rail expansion activists... more

Published: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 11:15am

Wall Street Journal  By EDWARD R. HAMBERGER

The tragic derailment of an Amtrak passenger train near Philadelphia shines a light on an... more

Published: Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 4:45pm

Wall Street Journal

This post has been updated to reflect that fact Amtrak officials have announced that Positive Train Control was installed on that section... more

Published: Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 4:45pm

US News

Roughly six hours into a three-hour Amtrak trip between the nation’s capital and New York City last... more

Published: Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 8:00pm

At 11:18 AM this morning, Beth Frady of the FDFC and Enterprise Florida released the following statement: "The FDFC meeting on the 28th has been canceled and no date has been finalized to reschedule it. This is all of the information the FDFC... more

Published: Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 2:15pm

TCPALM

A meeting scheduled for May 28 to discuss whether All Aboard Florida’s express passenger rail system... more

Published: Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 10:45am

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST THE TRAINS - MAY 28th IN ORLANDO - More info here: http://bit.ly/1KrfpyI. Letter from Susan Mehiel, Vero Beach

People ask us how they can help stop the... more

Published: Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 10:15am

PRESS RELEASE FROM CARE FLORIDA: The safety and welfare of more than 8,000 students in the Martin County School District who travel to and from school could be at “serious risk” should the All Aboard Florida (AAF) rail project be allowed to... more

Published: Friday, May 8, 2015 - 2:15pm

 PROTEST IN PERSON ON MAY 28TH - MORE INFO HERE: http://bit.ly/1KrfpyI

Dear Sir/Madam:

All Aboard Florida (AAF) proposes to develop track and acquire equipment so that it can run 16... more

Published: Friday, May 8, 2015 - 2:15pm

Palm Beach Post All Aboard Florida’s proposed expansion of rail service will jeopardize lives and property values, and make life... more

Published: Friday, May 8, 2015 - 2:00pm

TCPalm

Stopping All Aboard Florida could... more

Published: Friday, May 8, 2015 - 2:00pm

PROTEST IN PERSON ON MAY 28TH - MORE INFO HERE: http://bit.ly/1KrfpyI

JUPITER — About 80 people, wearing white and red T-shirts reading “Stop the Trains,” created a standing-room-only crowd at Tuesday’s... more

Published: Friday, May 8, 2015 - 2:00pm

Palm Beach Post

PROTEST IN PERSON ON MAY 28TH - MORE INFO HERE: http://bit.ly/1zP2aId

PALM BEACH GARDENS — Saying “there... more

Published: Friday, May 8, 2015 - 2:00pm

DO WE REALLY WANT THEM TO RECEIVE TAX PAYER SUBSIDIZED FUNDS - RALLY TO ORLANDO ON MAY 28TH TO MAKE YOUR PROTEST IN PERSON OR SEND AN EMAIL. DETAILS HERE:... more

Published: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 6:45am

Lisa Broadt - TCPalm

Martin and Indian River counties will ask a Washington, D.C., federal judge May 29 to block issuance of tax-exempt bonds to All Aboard Florida.

It’s essential that sale of the bonds — key financing for the... more

Published: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 5:15pm

Thomas Hewitt, V. Michael Ferdinandi and Martin County, Florida, Plaintiffs,  vs United States Department of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation and Peter M. Rogoff, Undersecretary of... more

Published: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 4:45pm

Palm Beach Post Two Palm Beach County... more

Published: Monday, April 27, 2015 - 5:45pm

MARTIN COUNTY HOMETOWN NEWS

Martin County Commissioners took the financial cuffs off April 14 in the fight against Florida Cast Coast Industries' plans to send 26 high speed trains a day through downtown Stuart.

The commission... more

Published: Monday, April 27, 2015 - 8:00am

STUART, Fla.—Four out of every five registered voters in the Treasure Coast and North Palm Beach County oppose the All Aboard Florida (AAF) rail project, a new poll shows. AAF wants to build new rail lines between Orlando and Miami, which would... more

Published: Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 12:00pm

Robert Crandall, TCPalm

Truth really is stranger than fiction, to paraphrase Mark Twain.

Especially... more

Published: Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 10:45am

Palm Beach Post

Florida East Coast Railway’s... more

Published: Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 10:30am

TCPalm

I’m about to... more

Published: Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:15am

Lisa Broadt - TCPalm

Elected officials will face tough choices, with multimillion consequences, when quiet-zone discussions move from northern Palm Beach County into Martin County and up the Treasure Coast.

For months, local... more

Published: Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:00am

TCPALM

As 'All Aboard Florida' moves ahead with plans to get trains on the tracks by next year, the... more

Published: Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:00am

http://www.futurism.co/links/view/japan-maglev-train-breaks-world-speed-...

A Japanese magnetic levitation train has broken its own world... more

Published: Monday, April 20, 2015 - 7:30am

TCPalm Treasure Coast leaders and All Aboard Florida opponents are here today for a public hearing on the proposed issuance of $1.75 billion of tax-exempt funding for the $3 billion high-speed passenger rail project.

The Florida... more

Published: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 4:30pm

At the beginning of 2014, when a handful of concerned citizens in IR, Martin and SL counties learned about All Aboard Florida’s intent to operate 32, 110 m.p.h. trains per day through 42 towns along the Treasure Coast between Miami and Orlando,... more

Published: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 4:15pm

Letter from Phyllis Frey, former airline captain and FAA Safety Check Airman I want to focus on what is to me, the greatest threat of all from All Aboard Florida to our community, and that is safety.

Florida is about to explode, fueled... more