Miami-to-Orlando train opponents request new environmental impact study

Posted on August 2, 2017

By: Debora Lima, South Florida Business Journal

Groups that oppose Miami-to-Orlando train Brightline have asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to intervene in the passenger train project, arguing that a reassessment of its environmental impact is needed before moving forward.

Two counties in Florida's Treasure Coast and advocacy group Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida (CARE FL) issued a 24-page letter to the DOT on Tuesday, providing more than a dozen reasons why All Aboard Florida, the parent company of Brightline, should be required to issue what's called a "Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement" before taking additional steps to build out the part of Brightline that connects the West Palm Beach stop to Orlando International Airport…

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