This week, under oath before Congress, Brightline admitted that they lied when they said that their project is "not publicly funded at all." Now, they say "there has been public funding granted." How are we expected to trust anything they say?
I listened to the news on NBC. Great job. I listened to the comment by the CEO! Know that Stuart/Martin County is NOT alone in your plight. There are many in Palm Beach County including myself that have voiced our opinion against this. I myself have collected hundreds of petitions in our petition drive from Tequesta, Jupiter, and Palm Beach Gardens. I am certain there are others much further south! 65,000 can't be wrong! "They" are the narrow minded!
AAF called us small but vocal obstructionists back in 2014. We are vocal, but we are not small!
Goddard gave scant attention to the financing issue during his five-minute opening statement. He did, however, take pains to characterize those of us on the Treasure Coast who oppose Brightline as "narrow-minded residents" and "obstructionists" who are advancing an "anti-progress narrative."
Goddard's personal attack drew a rebuke from U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, chairman of the subcommittee.
It's a shame Treasure Coast residents have been branded "narrow-minded" and "obstructionist" — especially given the fact we have legitimate concerns about what will transpire if and when Brightline extends service through our region. ... See MoreSee Less