Monday, April 9, 2018

Former Lake Worth commissioners Ryan Maier and Chris McVoy, PhD, were both opposed to Brightline. Right?

Well. Actually. . .
That’s not true at all.

In the photo below, on the far right, is the former commissioner for the City’s District 2, Chris McVoy (2010–2017). To McVoy’s side is former Commissioner Ryan Maier who once represented District 4 (2015–2017).

The Lake Worth City Commission following
the March elections in 2015.
Just last month Mayor Pam Triolo, Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell and Vice Mayor Pro Tem Andy Amoroso were all re-elected to three year terms. For the current City Commission click on this link.

FYI. The election results from last March:
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Now back to February 2016. . .

Here in the City of Lake Worth two years ago the vote at the City Commission was unanimously in support of a passenger rail service then called All Aboard Florida (and the future Coastal Link too!) which was officially launched to wide acclaim.

So one would think former City of Lake Worth commissioners Ryan Maier and Chris McVoy. . .

Who both frequently cautioned ‘the people’ about almost all and any development would oppose this project. Right?


On the issue of passenger rail service here in South Florida, after hearing the facts, both Maier and McVoy, PhD, came out in support of Brightline and passenger rail service here in South Florida.

And they both supported the idea of
a “Coastal Link” as well.

What’s the Coastal Link? Learn more about the below. Here’s an excerpt from this blog dated February 7th, 2016:
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.

Note that another topic up for discussion in February 2016 was something called the “Coastal Link”:

Click on image to enlarge.
This is the future “Coastal Link”:
The Coastal Link will follow Brightline service and link all of the coastal downtown’s together
in Palm Beach County.

For example, you’ll be able to take the Coastal Link from Lake Worth to Jupiter’s Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Or you could take the Coastal Link to West Palm Beach and then take Brightline to Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, and to Orlando as well  in the near future.

By the way. I still remember that meeting back in early 2016. And remember how refreshing it was to see the entire City Commission working together, albeit very briefly. Two years ago though nearly every important vote at the City Commission was a 3-2 split with the ‘2’, Maier and McVoy opposed to nearly everything.

But on the topic of Brightline? It was unanimous. You see, back then, even Maier and McVoy saw how important Brightline was for the future of this City and for all of South Florida.