Our Citizens Against the Train Call to Action sent out Nov. 18 to attend a special meeting of the Indian River County, FL Commissioners on Nov. 20th, 2018 turned out to be critical. By Susan Mehiel / http://www.citizensagainstthetrain.com At 7:45 pm the night before the meeting, we received notice that the meeting would focus on a … Continue reading Train Wreck Times: We are Celebrating Great News!
As you have no doubt read, Indian River County, Martin County and the advocacy group CARE-Florida recently filed a new lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Railroad Administration. According to the Palm Beach Post, the lawsuit was filed by Martin and Indian River Counties, along with Citizens against Rail Expansion … Continue reading St. Lucie County, FL is Taking a Different Approach to All Aboard Florida/Brightline…”if it Does Come to Our Area”.
We recently had a reader ask "who owns Grupo México, S.A. de C.V.?" Grupo México, S.A. de C.V., Mexico's largest mining corporation and operator of the nation’s largest rail fleet, completed its acquisition of Miami-based Florida East Coast Railway Holdings (FEC) for $2.1 billion. (FEC's 351 miles of tracks stretch from Miami to Jacksonville, FL) … Continue reading Who Owns Grupo México, S.A. de C.V., Who Acquired Florida East Coast Railway?
Florida State Senator Debbie Mayfield THE PUBLIC PURPOSE AND INTENT OF THE BILL IS TO ENCOURAGE THE CREATION OF SAFE AND COST-EFFECTIVE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FOR FLORIDA'S RESIDENTS AND VISITORS, INCLUDING HIGH-SPEED PASSENGER RAIL SYSTEMS, AND TO PROMOTE AND ENHANCE THE SAFETY OF HIGH-SPEED PASSENGER RAIL SYSTEMS TO PROTECT THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND THE WELFARE OF … Continue reading Highlights of Florida State Senator Debbie Mayfield’s Bill, The Florida High-Speed Passenger Rail Safety Act.
SoftBank Group Corp. Chairman and CEO Masoyoshi Son FORTRESS INVESTMENT GROUP (FIG) IS AN INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT FIRM BASED IN NEW YORK CITY. FIG OWNS FLORIDA EAST COAST INDUSTRIES (FECI). ALL ABOARD FLORIDA (AAF) IS A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF FECI. HOW WILL SOFTBANK'S PURCHASE AFFECT THE AAF PROJECT? According to Indian River County Attorney Dylan Reinhold, … Continue reading Forbes: “SoftBank’s Big Fortress Takeover is a Bet on Infrastructure…”
NOVEMBER 1, 2016 - TO THE HONORABLE BILL POSEY, US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, WASHINGTON, DC 20515. "Dear Congressman Posey: Thank you for your letters expressing concern with the Lewis Berger Group, Inc. and its role in the All Aboard Florida (AAF) project. Your letter references a ridership and revenue study conducted for the AAF project. The … Continue reading Interesting: A Letter to FL Congressmen Bill Posey from the US Department of Transportation Regarding the All Aboard Florida Project.
ON AUGUST 24, 2015, THROUGH THEIR MIAMI LAW FIRM, ALL ABOARD FLORIDA PLAYED TOUGH BY THREATENING INDIAN RIVER COUNTY (IRC) ATTORNEY DYLAN REINGOLD AND MARTIN COUNTY ATTORNEY MICHAEL DURHAM WITH LAWSUITS OVER FEDERAL AND STATE SECURITIES LAW VIOLATIONS. In his August 24, 2015 letter to the IRC and Martin County Attorneys, Attorney Eugene E. Stearns … Continue reading Did You Know All Aboard Florida Threatened Martin and Indian River County, FL Attorney’s with Lawsuits?