News Advisory: Treasure Coast Leaders to Testify at Congressional Hearing Examining PABs used for All Aboard Florida/Brightline

Posted on April 17, 2018


**MEDIA ADVISORY**

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Contact: Alia Faraj-Johnson or Kristen McDonald

850-222-4100

 

Treasure Coast Leaders to Testify at Congressional Hearing Examining PABs used for All Aboard Florida/Brightline

~T.C. Leaders to Express Concerns over U.S.DOT’s Decision to Issue PABs for AAF Project~

 

Stuart, FL – Congressman Mark Meadows (R-North Carolina), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations will be examining the tax-exempt private activity bonds (PABs) used for All Aboard Florida’s Brightline passenger rail system.

The review of the PABs was made at the request of Congressman Brian Mast in a letter to Chairman Meadows.  In his letter, Congressman Mast states, “Brightline is continuing their deceptive business practices, seeking public financing for this expansion by claiming that their passenger rail train is actually a “highway” because they fail to qualify for public financing under the statutory definition of high-speed rail.”

Several leaders from the Treasure Coast region have been invited to testify and will be expressing their concerns regarding the U.S. Department of Transportation’s decision to issue PABs to finance the AAF project. Those leaders include: Dylan Reingold, Indian River County Attorney; Chief Dan Wouters, Division Chief Martin County Fire Rescue, and Bob Crandall, CARE FL Steering Committee member, former president, chairman and CEO of American Airlines.

Also attending the congressional hearing will be Senator Debbie Mayfield (R-Melbourne), Rep. Erin Grall (R-Vero Beach), Rep. MaryLynn Magar (R-Tequesta) and Brent Hanlon, Chairman of CARE FL.

**To stream the committee hearing live, click here.  Please note video will not appear until the hearing begins.**

 

WHO:             Dylan Reingold, Indian River County Attorney

  Dan Wouters, Division Chief Martin County Fire Rescue

  Bob Crandall, CARE FL Steering Committee Member

 

WHAT:           Treasure Coast Leaders to Testify Before House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee

 

WHEN:           Thursday, April 19, 2018

10:00a.m. EST

 

WHERE:         2154 Rayburn House Office Building

  45 Independence Ave SW

  Washington, DC 20515

 

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