Protesters rally against All Aboard Florida project

Posted on March 20, 2016

By: Alex Hagan

STUART, Fla. - Protesters from the Treasure Coast down to Palm Beach are making their stance against All Aboard Florida.

The controversial project is set to bring high-speed rail service from Miami to Orlando in 2017.

There's one message at Indian St. and US 1 in Stuart.

"Take it west out there," says Shona Darress of Stuart.

The group, Citizens Against Rail Expansion , say profits are put above safety and this will drive down property values.

"(It is) silly to run it through a highly populated, highly tourist, highly valuable resource," says Tom Edmonds from CARE.

All Aboard Florida is a passenger trail project connecting Miami and Orlando.

"I think it's completely absurd to be against All Aboard Florida," says Maxx Stiles of West Palm Beach.

Stiles is a business owner in downtown West Palm Beach. He says this will be great for the economy, but adds convenience is the biggest positive.

"Hop on a train. Throw a couple dollars and buy a ticket and be on your merry way up to Orlando or to Miami or wherever you want to go. I can't wait," says Stiles.

There are more rallies planned against All Aboard Florida in the coming months.

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