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…

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