Miami Herald: Treasure Coast ‘hostile’ as Governor supports All Aboard Florida

 

Gov. Rick Scott has become a vocal cheerleader for All Aboard Florida. (Source: Miami Herald)

Anyone who complains to Governor Scott about All Aboard Florida gets a canned email reply from his office that says: “The state has no involvement in this railway.”

Starting in late 2016, All Aboard Florida’s 32 daily trains would speed up and down the tranquil Treasure Coast along Florida East Coast Railway tracks built by Henry Flagler more than a century ago. The tracks have not been used for passenger service since 1968.

Affected residents, who chose the Treasure Coast to avoid the noise and congestion of Miami and Orlando, are hostile to the idea of becoming a high-speed pathway between two big tourism hubs.

The budget Scott signed last week includes most of the $214 million All Aboard Florida needs for a passenger station at Orlando International Airport, a project that Scott hailed as “the right thing for the state” during a ceremony in February.

For the complete story: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/06/08/4165892/gov-rick-scott-supports-controversial.html#emlnl=Five_Minute_Herald

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