Friday, February 19, 2016

The TCRPC meeting is TODAY (2/19), great news about Brightline (All Aboard Florida), and a Lake Worth commissioner said what?

There's real good news about the future of transit in Lake Worth (below) but first to clear up something very important. Commissioner Ryan Maier said the following at the Lake Worth City Commission meeting on Feb. 2nd:
"I sit on the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council [TCRPC]. I've spoken about that many times." [quote made at the 8:50–9:00 mark in the video below]
Commissioner Maier is the City's liaison to the TCRPC. He is not a sitting member and has no formal role; he sits with the rest of the public at meetings there. The Chairman and other sitting members of the TCRPC may be somewhat annoyed some elected officials are making claims like this to their constituents. Use this link to see all the members of the TCRPC and the list of alternates also. The next meeting, if you're interested, is TODAY (February 19th).

On the discussion that followed at the City Commission about Brightline (formerly All Aboard Florida) the vote taken was 5-0 to support rail transit going forward. You see, bipartisanship is possible here in Lake Worth. Mayor Pam Triolo, Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell, Commissioners Andy Amoroso, Ryan Maier and even Chris McVoy all agreed on "WHAT IS POSSIBLE" and the bright future that the soon-to-be passenger rail project, Brightline, presents for city's like Lake Worth.

Another topic of discussion was the future "Coastal Link":
The Coastal Link will follow the Brightline service and link all of the coastal cities in Palm Beach County together. For instance, you'll be able to take the train from Lake Worth to West Palm Beach and then take Brightline to Disney, for example, or if you wish go to Ft. Lauderdale/Miami.

I'm glad I was there to videotape this discussion/vote about Brightline and the Coastal Link and to see all the elected officials in Lake Worth set aside their differences to bring the City together.

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