Treasure Coast Newspaper’s Cover Story: Ruling could be a turning point in All Aboard Florida fight
Posted on August 21, 2016
By: Lisa Broadt, Treasure Coast Newspapers
Brightline passenger rail between West Palm Beach and Orlando is less certain today than it was a year ago, according to a Washington, D.C., court ruling issued Aug. 16.
The court's shift in thinking could be a watershed moment in Martin and Indian River counties' battle to stop All Aboard Florida's $3.1 billion railroad service.
Most directly, the ruling means the counties have the legal standing to continue their fight in U.S. District Court, and will have the opportunity to try to convince Judge Christopher Cooper that the U.S. Department of Transportation broke several federal regulations when it approved $1.75 billion of tax-exempt bonds for the railroad without first completing an environmental review...