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By Thomas DiLorenzo Have you noticed that traffic congestion in your city always seems to get worse and worse, year after year? Have you also noticed that local governments rarely, if ever, do anything about it? Or that the things that they do actually make it worse? If you have noticed these things and assumed […]
McQuillan and Wenzel discuss real estate and housing prices in California. They discuss how the Plan Bay Area will affect the market which is California’s version of the Seven50 plan.
Opponents to All Aboard Florida claimed that the project would dangerously impact the Saint Lucie River drawbridge. So they funded a study to prove their accusations. It backfired. But a report soon to be released by Martin County seems to reveal a relatively safe bridge, one far from “imminent failure.” “We expected to see more […]
Local counties have dedicated millions to fight All Aboard Florida and spent hundreds of thousands already. So it is with the funds Indian River ($2.7 million) and Martin ($1.4 million) counties earmarked in February to fight All Aboard Florida’s Miami-to-Orlando passenger rail project. To date, Indian River has spent $326,500 in legal fees; Martin County […]
by Louis Rouanet The recent Amtrak accident in Philadelphia should lead us to ask two questions: (1) why isn’t there competition within the railway sector, and (2) what is the safety record of state-owned and run railway systems compared to private-run systems. It is often said that privatizing passenger trains would lead to more accidents because […]
William Postula recently made a fool of himself and has since withdrawn his frivolous lawsuit. Basically All Aboard Florida was made public in 2012 and he knowingly bought property next to railroad tracks in July 2014 and then sued the AAF for his own stupidity of knowingly buying land near railroads when he knew rail […]
This letter to the editor orginally appeared on TCPalm.com Bill Coulson, Hobe Sound Letter: ‘Sky is falling’ chorus about All Aboard Florida simply misinformed U.S. 1 through the Treasure Coast is already gridlocked. Emergency vehicles are often blocked. We face pollution, crumbling infrastructure, lack of good jobs, and impossible transportation. So what do Treasure Coasters […]
Indian River is blowing up to $2.7 million of tax victim money on All Aboard Florida while warning they may need to raise taxes. This is despite county theft receipts rising as property values have climbed nearly 7%. “At first glance it seems like ‘happy days are here again’ but we have a lot of […]
Governmental failure is no stranger to the Treasure Coast. The mecca of this failure – Port St. Lucie- is located in the middle of it after all. But the foolish overlords to the south and north of PSL do not want to be outdone. In the face of road planning failures and errors of zoning […]