Brightline opponents sue federal officials for approving train

Posted on February 14, 2018

By: Scott Powers, Florida Politics

Martin and Indian River Counties, together with the Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida organization, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against U.S. Department of Transportation officials for approving the Brightline private passenger train.

The suit, which also included the Indian River County Emergency Services District, charges that the federal department, Secretary Elaine Chao, the Federal Railroad Administration, and other federal officials ignored or failed to consider the potential environmental, public safety, maritime and environmental impacts the Brightline train formerly known as All Aboard Florida…

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