Anne Scott: All Aboard Florida is not a done deal

Posted on April 8, 2016

10:22 a.m.

We can all see and feel the tangible threat to our communities posed by the deterioration of our waterways. It will do little good to survive the environmental disaster if we are still standing in the path of high-speed passenger trains.

I refer, of course, to the boondoggle known as All Aboard Florida, which is doing business as Brightline.

There are many unjust and irregular aspects to this proposal, not the least of which is AAF's casual and utter disregard for the safety of the communities it plans to bisect. Running hazardous materials side by side with bullet trains should leave us very concerned about our future. We should not be distracted by a debate about whether we should make sure the trains don't blow their horns as they barrel through.

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