Citizens Against Rail Expansion: ‘AAF seeks multi-billion $$$ DOT-subsidized loan, taxpayers at risk’

“Documents confirm AAF is seeking a new Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) loan from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). AAF and DOT have done their best to prevent the public from knowing this, and it is the latest example in AAF’s insatiable quest for public subsidies … Click here to read more

Senate Transportation Committee passes Florida High Speed Passenger Rail Safety Act

The Florida Senate Transportation Committee, on March 14, passed Senate Bill 386 by Senator Debbie Mayfield, which establishes the Florida High Speed Passenger Rail Safety Act. Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida (CARE FL) Chairman Brent Hanlon released the following … 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 from Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida

On June 30, there was a hearing in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., on the federal lawsuit filed by Martin County and Indian River County—and including two individual CARE members—that is focused on violations of federal environmental law and the illegality of using private activity bonds (PABs) for AAF … Click here to read more

Investigation: All Aboard Florida opponents collect millions, but where did the money go?

From TCPalm:: “All Aboard Florida opponents have donated millions of dollars to activist groups that say they are dedicated to fighting the Miami-to-Orlando passenger railroad. But it’s unclear exactly how opposition groups — including Citizens Against the Train [fictitious name of the tax-exempt Guardians of Martin County], Hobe Sound-based Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida and Palm City-based Florida Not All Aboard — have spent that money … Click here to read more

WPTV: Protesters rally against All Aboard Florida project

“The group, Citizens Against Rail Expansion, say profits are put above safety and this will drive down property values. The controversial project … Click here to read more

Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida: Call to Action before Feb 9 Martin Commission meeting

“CARE FL needs your help as soon as possible. It is imperative that each concerned citizen sends an email to the Martin County Board of Commissioners, expressing your support for additional funding to fight the All Aboard Florida project. The Martin County Commission will be meeting on Feb. 9. Decisions will be made on additional funding to protect residents. … 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

Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida: Reject columnist’s conclusion

CARE FL is a coalition created by a group of concerned community leaders, organizations and neighbors in South Florida and the Treasure Coast, emphasizing that continued rail expansion will have a significant and negative impact on our communities. Robert Crandall of Palm City, a member of the CARE FL Steering Committee, and also former CEO of American Airlines … Click here to read more

Martin hires anti-rail group’s attorney to fight AAF

From The Palm Beach Post: “Martin County commissioners intensified their fight against All Aboard Florida today, voting 4-1 to hire the same law firm that represents a local anti-rail group, Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida, in their fight against the private rail company’s express passenger trains. The commission agreed to pay attorney Steven Ryan … Click here to read more