Florida’s Indian River County files appeal of federal lawsuit regarding Virgin Trains’ sale of tax-free bonds

By Colleen Wixon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; April 10, 2019 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The county officially filed its appeal of…

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Florida: Brightline trains often seem empty. Is it a sign of trouble, or just growing pains?

Editor’s Note: The story below is representative of reporting on a new passenger rail project when neither the report nor…

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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,…

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Florida: Indian River County will spend up to another $400,000 to keep fighting Virgin Trains

By Colleen Wixon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; February 5, 2019 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The county will sink up to another…

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Florida’s Indian River County again sues Virgin Trains USA, this time over rail-crossing maintenance

By Colleen Wixon, Treasure Coat Newspapers, TCPalm.com; January 16, 2019 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The county has filed another lawsuit fighting…

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Judge tosses out Indian River County’s lawsuit against All Aboard Florida/Brightline

By Arnie Rosenberg, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; December 25, 2018 A federal court judge on Monday rejected each of Indian…

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Florida: Indian River County will file new lawsuit against Virgin Trains, seek to avoid crossing-maintenance costs

By Lisa Broadt, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; December 11, 2018 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The county is poised to sue…

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Florida: Indian River County commissioners vote to turn down settlement agreement with Brightline

By Jon Shainman, WPTV 5 NBC; November 20, 2018 STUART, Fla. – UPDATE: Indian River County Commissioners voted four to…

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All Aboard Florida’s Brightline spending reaches $7.2 million in Martin, Indian River counties, but for what?

By Lisa Broadt, Treasure Coast Newspapers, tcpalm.com; November 2, 2018 After spending nearly $7.2 million battling Brightline, Martin and Indian…

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All Aboard Florida: Martin, Indian River counties ask federal judge to stop Brightline’s bonds

By Scott Powers, Florida Politics; July 19, 2018 Martin and Indian River counties and Citizens Against Rail Expansion Florida are…

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All Aboard Florida: Martin, Indian River counties file new lawsuit in attempt to block Brightline expansion

By Arnie Rosenberg, TCPalm.com; February 13, 2018 Martin and Indian River counties, and anti-rail-expansion group CARE FL, went back to…

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All Aboard Florida’s Brightline federal court case to be renewed by Martin, Indian River counties

By Lisa Broadt, TCPalm.com; January 10, 2018 MARTIN COUNTY — Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to renew a federal court battle…

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All Aboard Florida: Brightline begins service in two weeks, so is the railroad’s expansion inevitable on Florida’s Treasure Coast?

By Andrew Atterbury, TCPalm.com; December 29, 2017 Brightline trains will begin running scheduled passenger service within about two weeks. It’s…

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All Aboard Florida: Can the Treasure Coast coexist with Brightline passenger rail? We shall see

Opinion by Rich Campbell, TCPalm.com; December 19, 2017 Are you ready for the piercing shriek of passenger train horns? Multiple times…

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All Aboard Florida: Counties Continue to Challenge Brightline in Court

By Ed Dean, Sunshine State News; December 20, 2017 In recent years, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties have…

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Opponents of All Aboard Florida charge finance meeting may violate Sunshine Laws

By Scott Powers, Florida Politics; December 15, 2017 Indian River and Martin counties and Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida…

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