Posts Tagged ‘Federal Railroad Administration’

Despite ‘disaster risk,’ trains haul hazardous gas cargo in South Florida

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

By Ann Henson Feltgen
FloridaBulldog.org
About the same time FEC executives were convincing Florida’s east coast cities and counties to back its idea of privately owned passenger trains traversing downtowns and densely populated neighborhoods, it quietly sought and won permission to haul extremely flammable liquified natural gas along the same tracks.
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Will Brightline passenger train survive as counties try to choke off funding?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

By Ann Henson Feltgen
FloridaBulldog.org
Brightline’s promise to extend its South Florida passenger train service to Orlando is in jeopardy again after two counties asked a judge this month to rescind federal approval of All Aboard Florida’s plan to issue $1.15 billion in bonds to fund the project.
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All Aboard Florida’s plan for passenger train service from Miami to Orlando in jeopardy

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

By Ann Henson Feltgen
FloridaBulldog.org
All Aboard Florida’s plan to operate regular passenger train service between Miami and Orlando is in jeopardy following a federal judge’s order questioning the company’s ability to borrow $1.75 billion in taxpayer-subsidized federal bonds to pay for the project.
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All Aboard Florida’s plan for passenger train service from Miami to Orlando in jeopardy

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

By Ann Henson Feltgen
FloridaBulldog.org
All Aboard Florida’s plan to operate regular passenger train service between Miami and Orlando is in jeopardy following a federal judge’s order questioning the company’s ability to borrow $1.75 billion in taxpayer-subsidized federal bonds to pay for the project.
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Speaking up for safety can lead to retaliation against workers

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

By Stuart Silverstein and Brian Joseph
FairWarning
As both a veteran railroad worker and union official responsible for safety, Mike Elliott became alarmed when he learned of trouble-plagued train signals in his home state of Washington.
Signals, he said, at times would inexplicably switch from red to yellow to green – potentially creating confusion that could lead to a crash.
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