Thursday, August 28, 2014

All Aboard Florida readies for construction in Palm Beach County

The latest on All Aboard Florida is news that they are beginning work on the tracks in Boca Raton. Designs for the quiet crossings are underway. The train is coming. Click title for link.
Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie said Tuesday that she doesn’t expect actual assembly of the second line to begin for at least another month, but that All Aboard Florida is probably storing rail in her city because of a large right-of-way area along the tracks north of Yamato Road.
“Their plans for our crossings are only 90 percent complete, so we don’t anticipate construction will commence any time in the next month or two,” said Haynie, who is also chairwoman of the Palm Beach County Metropolitan Planning Organization. “They still have a little ways to go.”
All Aboard Florida predicted a quicker construction commencement, saying Tuesday it will begin “almost immediately.”
“This is an exciting time for All Aboard Florida as the vision begins to translate into reality by developing this much-needed transportation alternative for our region and state,” said Michael Reininger, All Aboard Florida president and chief development officer. “The train is coming.”