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Anti-rail group slams federal study of All Aboard Florida

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A representative of Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida, or CARE FL, denounced a new federal report on the likely environmental impact of proposed construction to implement All Aboard Florida, a private passenger transit system that aims to connect Orlando and Miami via train. CARE FL Treasurer Brent Hanlon said on Wednesday a recent report by the Federal Railway Administration — which by and large gives the rail project the a-okay — “isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.” “It never straightforwardly addresses the real concerns…

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Anti-train group rails against All Aboard Florida

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During a conference call late Thursday morning, the anti-rail group Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida inveighed against a plan backed by Gov. Rick Scott to build more rail lines in the Treasure Coast and Palm Beach County areas. Its main bone of contention is an April poll conducted by Mason-Dixon that CARE says offers stark evidence that the public-private deal between the state of Florida and private engineering firms to add Miami-to-Orlando high speed passenger rail service — All Aboard Florida — is…

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