South Florida Business Journal: Anti-All Aboard Florida group launches website
Posted on September 3, 2014
Emon Reiser Reporter
A group opposed to All Aboard Florida has taken its concerns online at SaveOurFl.com.
Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida, or CARE FL, launched the website last week. The group hopes to halt the $1.5 billion All Aboard project, which is expected to have an economic impact of $6.4 billion for the state.
It’s not the first time the group has made its cause known. In July, it delivered a letter to Ananth Prasad, secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation, stating that the rail line has “serious negative aspects,” many of them echoed on the site, including environmental issues, safety-related concerns and disruption of maritime traffic.
“First, we believe that the significant costs associated with meeting FRA safety requirements at grade crossings are likely to be financed with state assistance. Those yet-to-be determined costs … could be passed directly to our local communities,” the group’s letter said.
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Orlando is gearing up to start its work for All Aboard — a $2.3 billion project that will create about 1,800 temporary jobs and about 100 permanent jobs when it begins operations in 2017.