TCPALM: ALL ABOARD FLORIDA IGNORED VIABLE WESTERN CORRIDOR

Publish Date: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 2:30pm

All Aboard Florida ignored a viable western railway corridor — one that would take Brightline passenger trains away from Martin County coastal communities — when preparing its federal environmental report, according to an engineering consultant for the county.

Consultant Rick Creech's report is to be released to the County Commission Tuesday.

Creech is expected to emphasize this "fifth alternative" should have been included in the environmental-impact report. Instead, All Aboard Florida  considered only corridors along Florida's Turnpike and Interstate 95, the current CSX tracks and the existing Florida East Coast Railway coastal tracks, according to Creech.

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