On March 21, 2014, the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC) focused its regular meeting on a presentation and discussion of the proposed All Aboard Florida passenger rail service that would run 32 passenger trains per day along the old Flagler rail line now operated by Florida East Coast Industries, which runs down through the middle of most of the coastal cities and towns situated along Florida’s southeastern coastline, actually bisecting many of these communities. This existing rail line has over 350 grade vehicular and marine grade crossings along its 240 mile route.
This project is a game-changer for the Treasure Coast region, and not a good change for the quality of life Treasure Coast residents actually treasure. A growing number of citizens and local elected officials in the Treasure Coast counties extending from Indian River to Palm Beach counties are expressing concerns about the substantial negative impacts this increased rail traffic will have on their local communities. An obvious alternative for passenger service connecting Miami with Orlando would be to use the existing CSX rail line that runs through the much less populated areas of central Florida west of I-95.
American Coalition 4 Property Rights videoed this meeting of the TCRPC. We have clipped and sorted comments made at that meeting into two categories:
Click on the above two links to view video clips from this meeting. Educate yourself about All Aboard Florida because this proposed project will have a major impact on the quality of life Treasure Coast residents currently enjoy. And, as taxpayers, you will be paying for it.
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