The TC Palm: Treasure Coast taxpayers picking up tab for potential impacts from All Aboard Florida

Posted on January 15, 2015

Editorial Board


FOOTING THE BILL: All Aboard Florida’s plan to begin running 32 daily passenger trains between Miami and Orlando in early 2017 continues to hit Treasure Coast taxpayers where it hurts.


The latest example? The Martin County Commission’s decision this week to spend $60,000 on a study of the project’s potential impacts on property values along the railroad tracks and west of the St. Lucie train bridge.


Martin County Property Appraiser Laurel Kelly is to be commended for proposing the study, which will be completed with the help of Florida Atlantic University.


Still, it’s another All Aboard Florida-related expense local taxpayers will have to bear.


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