NEW: Brightline foes’ new twist in fight against loan — President Trump
Posted on July 26, 2017
By: Jennifer Sorentrue, Palm Beach Post
Brightline’s most vocal foes have found a new argument: President Donald J. Trump.
Treasure Coast leaders opposed to All Aboard Florida’s passenger rail project launched a new attack this week, arguing that a federal loan to help pay for the private rail venture could create both a financial benefit and a safety risk for Trump because of train line’s proximity to his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach.
In a 6-page letter sent to federal transportation officials on Monday, attorneys for Martin and Indian River counties and the anti-rail group CARE FL argue a loan from the Federal Railroad Administration to help pay for the Brightline project would create “unique financial concerns” for the Trump administration…