New review needed of Brightline passenger rail project
Posted on August 17, 2017
By: Treasure Coast Newspapers Editorial Board
File this under the heading: "This isn't likely to happen."
But it should.
Martin and Indian River counties and the citizen group CARE FL have asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to mandate a supplemental environmental report on the All Aboard Florida/Brightline passenger rail project.
In a 24-page letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Treasure Coast officials contend the final environmental impact statement — issued in August 2015 — was "grossly deficient at the time" and fails to reflect "changes in circumstances" that have occurred the past two years…