Commissioner Smith, At the AAF Public Forum last Thursday at the Blake Library in Stuart, the last question to the panel from a woman in the audience was: "I would like to leave here on a positive note, so is there anything positive that AAF will bring to the Treasure Coast?" Silence. The moderator turned to Rusty Roberts from AAF and said: "Rusty?" More silence. And that is how the meeting ended.
AAF and increased freight trains are no boon for the Treasure Coast; just a boondoggle. No public monies should fund the AAF/FECI infrastructure upgrades. Safety concerns and quality of life issues must take precedence. High speed rail intersecting with at-grade crossings is a recipe for disaster. Stop AAF.
Do you really think AAF is going to tell the other half of the story? It is negative for the Treasure Coast, it is a scam on taxpayers dollars, it is corporate greed at the expense of others. They are going to continue dishing out elementary graphs and glossy rosy numbers pulled out of thin air. Wake up and write your local and state officials, especially Smith, and tell them NO.
If I had construction work available I certainly would not give it to any company doing any work for AAF and helping to wreck the place I live. How about it - would you? A laughable number of construction jobs spread among all those counties. And any construction person or company with any ethics at all would refuse work from this company. Money does not buy everything and there are people who actually have a whole lot more backbone than these cowardly truth-twisters. A lot of people would turn down work that goes against what they believe in and what they think is the right thing to do. Also, who wants to pay $300 to take a train and then have to pay a fortune to rent a car at the other end? Is this a train service for millionaires, being paid for on the backs of millions of people who will never set foot on their trains? You know - the 1/4th of the 1%...???? If that idea doesn't get your back up then you must be one of them.