Wednesday, August 5, 2015

All Aboard Florida clears big hurdle

Kimberly Miller at the Post has this news about All Aboard Florida:
     The Federal Railroad Administration has concluded All Aboard Florida’s express passenger rail project will have no adverse impacts on communities from Miami to Orlando if increased safety efforts and noise reduction plans are completed.
     The highly anticipated final environmental impact statement was quietly posted to the FRA website at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in stark contrast to the September draft report that was publicly announced in a news release.
     At more than 600 pages long, it comes on the eve of the crucial vote by the Florida Development Finance Corp. on whether to approve $1.75 billion in tax exempt bonds to pay for All Aboard Florida’s ambitious plan to run 32 trains per day on the Florida East Coast Railway tracks.
When is the Post going to get stock photos of passenger trains from All Aboard Florida? For months they've been using pictures of freight trains in articles about passenger rail: