Archive | seven50

railroad tracks all aboard florida

Local Counties Laying Taxpayers on the Rails

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 […]

Continue Reading 1

All Aboard Florida: Railway Socialism and Safety

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 […]

Continue Reading 1
KC Traylor the Trainwreck

‘Sky is falling’ chorus about All Aboard Florida simply misinformed

This letter to the editor orginally appeared on 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 […]

Continue Reading 1