Orlando Business Journal: Environmental impact of Brightline's Miami-to-Orlando route to be discussed at public hearing

Posted on June 14, 2018

By: Veronica Brezina, Orlando Business Journal

A public hearing will be held June 19 to discuss the environmental impact of All Aboard Florida Brightline train's future Orlando connection.
The $3.5 million, 235-mile project entails having a railroad line traveling along 428 acres in Orange County, including 162.42 acres of wetlands, for the Phase 2 route, which will connect Orlando International Airport to Cocoa and Miami.

The areas of impact include land next to State Road 528, State Road 417, Lake Pickett Road, South County Road 13, Martin Anderson Beachline Expressway, State Road 520, Monument Parkway, Aerospace Parkway and Amsterdam Drive.

The land owners are the Central Florida Expressway Authority and Salt Lake City-based Farmland Reserve Inc. Portions of the future rail corridor are on or adjacent property owned by the Central Florida Expressway Authority along State Road 528, also known as the Beachline Expressway.

The environmental consultant for the project is Orlando-based Bio-Tech Consulting Inc…

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