Stopping All Aboard Florida may prove as challenging as stopping Lake O discharges

 

Stuart News opinion columnist Rich Campbell writes:

A polluted river.

A noisy, busy rail line.

What do they have in common? More than you might think.

Treasure Coast residents are awaking to the fact their lives will be disrupted by All Aboard Florida— the high-speed rail service whisking passengers on 32 daily trains (16 each way) between Miami and Orlando, with stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, starting in early 2016.

Motorists will be delayed at rail crossings. Boaters will be delayed when railroad bridges are lowered for the trains. The flow of emergency and law enforcement vehicles might be impeded. And, to add insult to injury, Treasure Coast taxpayers — via their local governments — might get stuck with the tab to install “quiet zones” in their respective communities along the Florida East Coast rail line.

For the complete column: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2014/apr/13/rich-campbell-stopping-all-aboard-florida-may-as/

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