Counties Say $1.15B Fla. Rail Line Rife With Deadly Risks

By Adam Rhodes (September 17, 2018, 8:00 PM EDT) -- A pair of Florida counties on Friday urged a D.C. federal judge to scrap a $1.15 billion tax-exempt bond funding the construction of a private passenger rail line, saying federal agencies failed to account for significant public safety and environmental concerns.

In the Friday brief, Florida's Indian River and Martin counties, along with Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida and the Indian River County Emergency Services District, urged the court to grant them summary judgment in their suit looking to block the second phase of the All Aboard Florida/Brightline Intercity Passenger Rail Project, which would link Miami and Orlando.

The plaintiffs...

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