For immediate release: February 9, 2016
Contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, Administration, 772-463-2810
Commissioners reaffirm commitment to fighting All Aboard Florida
Today, the Martin County Board of County Commissioners vigorously and unanimously recommitted financial resources for the continued fight against the proposed All Aboard Florida (AAF) rail project. Commission Chair Anne Scott said, "The community is completely united in their opposition to AAF."
Commissioners unanimously approved allocating an additional $850,000 in 2016 to support the completion of the litigation that is currently in process and to continue the County's engagement efforts with state and federal regulatory agencies during the 2016 year.
One year ago, Commissioners allocated $1.4 million in an attempt to protect its citizens from what it believes is a project that will cause long-lasting and irreparable harm to the community. To date approximately $1.13 million has been spent. The remainder of the $1.4 million will continue to be allocated to the project.
For more resources and information on the many local and regional issues of concern
relating to the proposed AAF passenger rail project, including presentations, studies,
letters of concern to state and federal agencies and more, visit Hot Topics at www.martin.fl.us
. In addition, please visit the County's social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter, for updates.