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Myth:       All Aboard Florida could easily move their tracks west.

Fact:        FALSE. This is just NIMBY-ism at its worst, and demonstrates the true intent of CARE. It’s all about their golf courses rather than what is best for the region. This demonstrates that all of their arguments are all just distractions to the bottom line issue – they want the 100-year old rail line to move. All Aboard Florida doesn’t own land or tracks to the west. If the counties really want All Aboard Florida to move west, then they should offer to buy their rail corridor and additional land to the west. They do not care who is impacted or disrupted as long as they get their way. Bottom line – this argument is nonsensical, cost prohibitive, unnecessary and impractical.

Myth:         All Aboard Florida won’t benefit the Treasure Coast at all.

Fact:     FALSE. The irrefutable facts tell a different story. For example, this month the Rocla Concrete Tie plant opened in St. Lucie County, bringing 40 new well paying jobs to our economy.  That plant will supply All Aboard Florida with concrete ties, but more importantly it will make an immediate positive impact on our local economy.

Furthermore, the Treasure Coast counties has an opportunity-of-a-generation to construct quiet zones along the rail corridor. Neighboring counties have taken advantage of this unique opportunity, and the Treasure Coast can too.

Myth:         All Aboard Florida = All About Freight

Fact:     FALSE. This is one of the weakest arguments made by CARE and is 100 percent false. All Aboard Florida is a passenger rail service. Furthermore, if Florida East Coast Railway wanted to increase freight, they would just increase freight.  The notion that they would spend millions of dollars in order to run more freight is counterintuitive to rational thought. That’s simple economics, not a conspiracy.

Myth:         All Aboard Florida won’t benefit the Treasure Coast at all.

Fact:     FALSE. The irrefutable facts tell a different story. For example, earlier this year, the Rocla Concrete Tie plant opened in St. Lucie County, bringing 40 new well-paying jobs to the Treasure Coast economy.  That plant will supply All Aboard Florida with concrete ties, but more importantly it will make an immediate positive impact on our local economy. 

Furthermore, the Treasure Coast counties have an opportunity-of-a-generation to construct quiet zones along the rail corridor. Neighboring counties have taken advantage of this unique opportunity, and the Treasure Coast can too.

Myth:   CARE claims that the project will drive down property values.

Fact:     This claim by CARE is FALSE. TC Palm columnist Laurence Reisman wrote that downtown Vero Beach is thriving and seeing more development in the works.  That’s the exact opposite of what CARE attempts to say. A few anecdotal stories from people who will financially benefit does not accurately represent the local real estate market.  Property values were impacted in the early 1900’s when Henry Flagler built the rail line.  And, conventional wisdom agrees that the impact at that time was a positive one for the young State of Florida.

Myth:     CARE attempts to claim that first responders will experience unusual delays because of AAF.

Fact:       Emergency responders in Palm Beach Gardens were interviewed by WPBF Channel 25 and they said the biggest impact to their response times are other motorists not getting out of the way. AAF’s passenger trains are short and will clear an intersection in less than a minute. There are railroads all over the country that see train traffic like we will, including the 52 Tri-Rail trains and about 10 freight trains that operate on the South Florida Rail Corridor, and the Long Island Railroad that has 291 grade crossings over its 319 route miles.

Additionally, local firefighter unions and law enforcement officials recently told the Sunshine State News that they would prefer the county make investments in public safety instead of fighting the train.

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What your Neighbors Are Saying

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Walter Hunter

Community Activist, Pompano Beach

This project means jobs for my community, and another way for the transportation disadvantaged to move around Florida.

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Brock Rosayn

Owner of Metro Taxi, Delray Beach

A majority of residents have long supported increased transportation options, and our coalition is an opportunity to publicly demonstrate to elected leaders that we support the Brightline!

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Keith Kite

Vero Beach

Treasure Coast Leader

Mikey and Anita Starck

Fort Pierce

Treasure Coast Leader

Jinel Clarke

Fort Pierce

Treasure Coast Leader

Bill Heink

Merritt Island

Treasure Coast Leader

Brock Rosayn

Boca Raton

Palm Beach County Leader

Nani Edry, Nani's Dough

Delray Beach

Palm Beach County Leader

David Markarian

Palm Beach Gardens

Palm Beach County Leader

Demetrius Villa

Miami

Miami-Dade County Leader

John Buscemi

Viera Beach

Space Coast/Orlando Leader

Jacob Stuart

Orlando

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Jarvis Wash

Cocoa

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Bob Lowry

Melbourne

Space Coast/Orlando Leader

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