NEWS ABOUT ALL ABOARD FLORIDA

 

Published: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 5:15am

Last week, two Treasure Coast governments pledged cash to fight All Aboard Florida, and a private group revealed new plans. At Tuesday meetings in Martin and Indian River counties, commissioners said they’ll spend a total of $4.2 million to... more

Published: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 5:15am

Letter: from Jeffrey L. Susi President/CEO.Indian River Medical Center Previously, I communicated the concern of Indian River Medical Center regarding the negative impact increased train traffic will have on patients needing emergency services.... more

Published: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 5:00am

While the Canaveral Port Authority has its own set of questions to answer for the National Surface Transportation Board, outdoorsmen, activists, politicians and scientists are questioning the embattled plan to build a railway extension through... more

Published: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 5:00am

Anti-All Aboard Florida groups, such as Citizens Against Rail Expansion (CARE Florida), continue to raise concerns over the construction of the stations and the increase in noise and traffic that the trains are apparently going to bring as... more

Published: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 5:00am

Florida's private inter-city rail project is getting a taste of California-style rail opposition from two counties that responded to citizens' complaints by voting to allot $4.1 million for potential legal action against rail line. "Indian River... more

Published: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 5:00am

A train hauling crude oil derailed and exploded in West Virginia, displacing residents and threatening the local water supply. At least 26 of the train's more than 100 cars veered off the tracks, the West Virginia Department of Military... more

Published: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 5:00am

All Aboard Florida faces complications and possible delays with its plan to finance a high-speed passenger railroad with $1.75 billion of tax-exempt bonds. Florida Development Finance Corp. — the quasi-governmental agency that agreed to... more

Published: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 7:30pm

Sunshine State News

Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida (CARE FL) came out swinging at All Aboard... more

Published: Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 8:30am

Saturday, March 7, 2-3:30 pm,  County Office Complex, 1801 27th Street Vero Beach, to send a message to Tally and the railroad.

Special Guests: Rhett Palmer, Vero’s Voice; Commissioner Solari; John O’Connor, Firefighters Assn; Randy... more

Published: Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 7:45am

By By RUSS BUETTNER and EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS  NY Times The former police chief in... more

Published: Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 7:45am

The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA), the public agency that runs Tri-Rail passengers trains, wants to expand Tri-Rail service to downtown Miami.

The issue: The expansion would cost about $69 million. The authority... more

Published: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 5:15am

BRENT HANLON AND BARRY MAWN FROM CARE (CITIZENS AGAINST RAIL EXPANSION) JOIN THE KC INGRAM SHOW AT TODAY AT 5:30 pm. Please tune in to The KC Ingram Show, formerly Martin Talks, on WSTU AM 1450 this Tuesday February 10th from 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m... more

Published: Friday, February 6, 2015 - 8:30am

New York Times

Railroad crossings, with their flashing lights and descending gates, are a fixture... more

Published: Friday, February 6, 2015 - 8:15am

By Donald McArthur  TCPalm

The events of Tuesday evening in New York’s Westchester County clearly... more

Published: Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 6:30pm

Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida have submitted public records requests for the state Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. This is not a done deal!

 

Published: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 12:30pm

By Robert Minskey TCPalm

The Florida Department of Transportation claims none of this is state funding. Let’s be... more

Published: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 5:15am

November 25, 2014

Mr. John Winkle Federal Railroad Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC  20590 RE: All Aboard Florida – Martin County – Impact on School District Dear Mr. Winkle:

I am the Superintendent... more

Published: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:30am

On a recent ride on Ft. Lauderdale’s New River, the first thing that struck me was the amazing variety and activity. Crowding the shores of the river are downtown office buildings and condos, restaurants and historic districts, a performing arts... more

Published: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:15am

Eve Samples TCPalm All Aboard Florida wants to have its federal money and deny it, too. A... more

Published: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:15am

1) Fortress Investment Group Stock Rating Lowered by Oppenheimer (FIG) 2) Fortress Investment Group Downgraded by Credit Suisse (FIG) 3) Fortress Investment Group Rating Lowered to Underperform at Zacks (FIG) 4) Fortress Investment Group Stock... more

Published: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:15am

Palm Beach Post

The latest vision to turn 6 acres in downtown West Palm Beach into a “transit village” will feature a... more

Published: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:15am

TCPalm

Some things defy understanding. The vastness of the universe. The birth... more

Published: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:00am

By Nishant Kumar Reuters

Fortress Investment Group LLC's macro hedge fund lost 7.64 percent last week, the latest in a series of funds to... more

Published: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:00am

Analysts at Credit Suisse downgraded Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE: FIG) by lowering their rating from Outperform to Neutral and setting a $9 price target. Fortress Investment Group is a diversified global investment management company... more

Published: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:00am

TCPalm All Aboard Florida’s plan to begin running 32 daily passenger trains between... more

Published: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:00am

FLORIDA'S FIRST LIQUID NITROGEN GAS PLANT PROPOSED FOR BROWARD, TO BE SHIPPED BY RAIL THROUGH THE TREASURE COAST - COMMISSIONER ROBIN FISHER IS EXCITED

HEARINGS SCHEDULED

Two hearings are scheduled on a conditional-use permit for... more

Published: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:00am

TCPALM

This is the amount Treasure Coast governments paid to Florida East Coast Railway... more

Published: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 5:45am

As of Jan. 26, downtown drivers will no longer be able to use Northwest Second Street to cross the Florida East Coast Railway tracks.

The crossing is being permanently closed as construction begins on All Aboard Florida's 60,000-square-... more

Published: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 5:45am

Palm Beach Post The Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council was rebuffed last month in its request to... more

Published: Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 4:45pm

All Aboard Florida has received millions of dollars from the federal government in the past three years, an investigation by Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers has found. That “financial assistance” contradicts All Aboard Florida’s contention... more

Published: Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 4:30pm

The Miami Herald The $200 million that Florida Gov. Rick Scott pledged to put toward a train depot at Orlando’s busy international airport also will benefit a company that... more

Published: Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 4:30pm

By Rich Campbell TCPalm Come to think of it, “nothing” summarizes the help Treasure Coast... more

Published: Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 11:30am

Palm Beach Post All Aboard Florida won preliminary federal approval last month to issue $1.75 billion in tax exempt bonds, but the... more

Published: Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 11:30am

www.saintpetersblog.com The first sign of trouble for Adam Hollingsworth arrived via email one year ago yesterday, when Miami Herald reporter Marc Caputo emailed Gov. Rick Scott’s... more

Published: Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 7:45pm

I would like to thank the Five O’clock Hour for having Mr. Seed and myself here tonight in order to discuss an issue which both of us believe is crucial to our Community, the Fortress Investment Group’s high- speed passenger rail project known as... more

Published: Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 9:45am

TCPALM All Aboard Florida has done little to engender goodwill with Treasure Coast residents.... more

Published: Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 9:15am

DESMOGBLOG.COM Dangerous Oil Trains To Return to Lac-Megantic While Town Still Recovers but Fortress Investment Group profits... more

Published: Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 9:15am

By Arnie Rosenberg TCPalm

Treasure Coast governments paid almost $5 million to Florida East Coast Railway and its affiliates in the past five years for a variety of costs related to railroad crossings... more

Published: Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 1:30pm

Good read in this memo from CARE FL - All Aboard Florida is NOT a Done Deal! As you might have read by now, press reports indicate All Aboard Florida (AAF) has won tentative federal approval to issue Pubic Activity Bonds (PABs) for $1.75 billion... more

Published: Friday, December 26, 2014 - 1:45pm

By Edward Johnston, Hobe Sound TCPalm All Aboard Florida may be a wonderful thing for Miami and... more

Published: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 11:30am

Even if All Aboard Florida raises $1.75 billion in the next week, as it has planned, it likely won’t be able to touch the money until well into 2015. The U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday gave All Aboard Florida the go ahead to... more

Published: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 1:15pm

By Arnie Rosenberg TCPalm

The Federal Railroad Administration has received more than 12,000 comments about All Aboard... more

Published: Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 6:30am

By Arnie Rosenberg TCPalm

All Aboard Florida has won federal approval to borrow $1.75 billion,... more

Published: Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 4:30pm

Editorial: TCPalm LOUD VOICE: Treasure Coast residents have strong opinions about All Aboard... more

Published: Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 7:30am

By Frank Cerabino Palm Beach Post

I can understand why there’s some head-scratching... more

Published: Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 7:15am

Maybe the effort put into the draft environmental impact statement for the All Aboard Florida high-speed passenger rail project along the state’s east coast was simply sloppy. Maybe it was lazy. After all, its authors were creating just a “draft... more