Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida: Time for transparency

From CARE FL: “Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida continues to actively pursue all appropriate legal, political and public communication channels to stop the ill-conceived All Aboard Florida (AAF)/Brightline rail project that threaten the public safety and current way of life of communities throughout the Treasure Coast. AAF has stridently portrayed itself as a private enterprise, … Click here to read more

EXCLUSIVE: Brightline train derailed in Feb., causing $408K in damage

From The Palm Beach Post: “’Soon after this incident, AAF officials attended not one but two state legislative hearings about rail safety and never once disclosed facts about the derailment, while they sought to table the safety legislation under consideration,’ said Brent Hanlon, Chairman of Citizens Against Rail Expansion, also known as CARE-FL, a Treasure Coast-based group that has been fighting the Brightline project … Click here to read more

Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida continues to fight All Aboard Florida/Brightline

From CARE FL: “There has been a lot of recent activity on this subject, indicating the matter is coming to a boil, due to AAF and its backers’ absolute fury that the Florida legislature has been considering passing safety regulations, as well as addressing the costs the project would impose on the counties and taxpayers … Click here to read more

Alert from Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida: Stream Senate Committee, March 14, 2PM

From CARE FL (Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida): “As many of you have been following the high-speed rail issue in the Treasure Coast region, we wanted to take this opportunity to make sure you were aware that Senator Debbie Mayfield’s bill addressing high-speed rail safety and costs will be up in committee tomorrow … Click here to read more

Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida to host town hall meeting at Lyric Theatre

From Brent Hanlon of CARE FL (Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida), a coalition of South FL/Treasure Coast leaders/residents concerned about safety and opposed to All Aboard Florida’s risky, high-speed rail project: “We need county commissioners, state representatives and senators, congressmen and U.S. senators who will stand strong with us in the fight against AAF … Click here to read more

Anti-All Aboard Florida group CARE FL releases 2016 Candidate Report Card

CARE FL (Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida), a coalition of South FL/Treasure Coast leaders/residents concerned about safety and opposed to All Aboard Florida’s risky, high-speed rail project, has released its 2016 Candidate Report Card highlighting candidates’ views on protecting quality of life and public safety in impacted regions … Click here to read more

Must read: Update from Citizens Against Railway Expansion in Florida (CARE FL)

From Citizens Against Railway Expansion in Florida (CARE FL), a coalition of South Fl/Treasure Coast leaders/residents, concerned about safety and opposed to All Aboard Florida’s risky, high-speed passenger rail project: CARE FL continues to actively pursue all possible legal, political and public communication channels to stop the ill-conceived … Click here to read more

Update from Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida (CARE)

“CARE FL is a coalition of South Fl/Treasure Coast leaders/residents, concerned about safety and opposed to All Aboard Florida’s risky, high-speed passenger rail project…CARE supporters are often asked why other state leaders, such as Governor Rick Scott and Florida Secretary of Transportation Jim Boxold, are not doing more to help. CARE was extremely disappointed … Click here to read more

Commissioners reaffirm commitment to fighting All Aboard Florida

Today, the Martin County Board of County Commissioners vigorously and unanimously recommitted financial resources for the continued fight against the proposed All Aboard Florida (AAF) rail project. … Click here to read more

View documents: Call to action from Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida

From CARE FL, a coalition created by a group of concerned community leaders, organizations and neighbors in South Florida and the Treasure Coast: “A public notice has been sent by St. Johns River Water Management District regarding All Aboard Florida’s Individual Environmental Resource Permit Application. We have 14 days … Click here to read more

PBPost: Treasure Coast still not giving up the fight vs All Aboard Florida

From The Palm Beach Post’s award-winning blogger, Sally Swartz: “The fight to stop All Aboard Florida from ruining Treasure Coast downtowns and neighborhoods, slowing ambulances and endangering pedestrians at railway crossings is far from over.The speedy trains ‘would decimate’ Stuart and other Treasure Coast communities, former American Airlines executive Robert Crandall told Martin County’s League of Women Voters … Click here to read more