Florida: Brightline says it’s ready to build its Orlando extension, requests $950M in bonds

By Jim Turner, News Service of Florida, Miami Herald; March 2, 2019

Brightline rail service largely drew praise from businesses, transportation officials and communities where stops are planned, during its request Friday to issue another $950 million in tax-exempt bonds.

But a lobbyist for Indian River County, which continues to file legal challenges against the rail line, also briefly outlined objections of the Treasure Coast community where the trains will run without a stop on existing freight lines.

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