In advance of the start of its passenger service this summer, All Aboard Florida's Brightline has teamed up with Palm Beach County school officials to warn students about the dangers of walking along train tracks. The district plans to use its online channels to help Brightline distribute a host of…
Applying those factors to the Florida project mentioned above, the STB concluded that it did not have jurisdiction because the project was not part of the interstate rail network. The Board considered the following factors that weighed against asserting its jurisdiction:
The project would conduct operations entirely within the state of Florida; All passengers will board and deboard at local stations; The fact that the project would serve local airports did not weigh toward a determination that it was part of the interstate rail network. Additionally, the fact that the line is to be constructed within the freight corridor of an STB regulated freight railroad, the Florida East Coast Railway (“FECR”), on track owned by the FECR did not sufficiently connect it to the interstate rail network. Nor did the fact that FECR will dispatch the passenger trains cause the STB to consider extending its jurisdiction over the project. ... See MoreSee Less
All Aboard Florida not paying their bills? Awe, say it isn't so! We are counting on our legislators to protect our tax dollars! NO to the RRIF loan, NO to using any taxpayer's money to fund this boondoggle!
"Sprint claims in the lawsuit that All Aboard has failed to reimburse it for the cost of relocating fiber optic lines along the Brightline route.
According to the suit, Sprint sent a bill to All Aboard for $882,767.24 in September and All Aboard sent partial payment of $236,500.84 in November. " ... See MoreSee Less