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The regular meeting Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC) on March 21, 2014 was primarily devoted to presenting and discussing the proposed All Aboard Florida passenger rail service, which plans to run 32 daily passenger trains along the existing Florida East Coast rail line from Miami to Orlando.

It is striking that the overwhelming majority of comments made by local elected and appointed officials on this TCRPC Board were expressing concerns about the negative impacts that All Aboard Florida would have on their local communities. It is very clear that NOT All are Aboard in Florida.

Before we show you your local officials, we share with you a video clip from Victor Gonzalez’s question and answer session. Victor is the Vice President of Business Development at Flagler Global Logistics, a subsidiary of Florida East Coast Industries (FECI), parent corporation of All Aboard Florida. Victor is giving his response to a question about taxpayer financial support for the All Aboard Florida project:

Some of the following clips of elected and appointed officials are individual comments. Others are questions to the meeting’s presenters and incorporate the answers provided by the two presenters:

  • Dr. Kim Delaney, Strategic Development Coordinator with the TCRPC
  • Victor Gonzalez, Vice President of Business Development, Flagler Global Logistics, a subsidiary of Florida East Coast Industries (FECI)

Negative Comments

Commissioner Bob Solari of Indian River County:


Commissioner Ann Scott of Martin County:

Mayor Abbie Brennen of the City of Tequesta:

Mayor William Theiss of the Village of St Lucie:

Commissioner Thomas Perona of the City of Ft. Pierce:

Mayor Karen Golanka of the Town of Jupiter:

Steven Weaver, Gubernatorial Appointee from St Lucie County:

Commissioner Tod Mowery of St Lucie County:

Mayor JoAnn Faiella of the City of Port St Lucie:

Commissioner John Haddox of Martin County:

Mayor Priscilla Taylor of Palm Beach County:

Commissioner Paula Lewis of St Lucie County:

Mayor Samuel Ferreri of the City of Greenacres:

Commissioner Jeffrey Krauskoph of the City of Stuart:


Neutral Comments

Commissioner Ed Fielding of Martin County:

Commissioner John Szerdi of the City of Lake Worth:

Councilman Bruce Guyton of the City of Riviera Beach: