Our view: Analysis lacking on AAF project? Clearly

Posted on January 20, 2017

By: Treasure Coast Newspapers Editorial Board

Treasure Coast residents opposed to the All Aboard Florida/Brightline passenger rail project have had a nagging suspicion from the beginning.

They have suspected, understandably, that state and federal agencies with some degree of oversight have been predisposed to approve the Miami-to-Orlando project.

Rail opponents have questioned the seeming lack of scrutiny on the part of state and federal officials. For example, the U.S. Department of Transportation granted initial approval for All Aboard Florida's request for $1.75 billion in private-activity bonds in December 2014, nine months before the Federal Railroad Administration released its final environmental impact statement on the project…

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