A proposed high-speed passenger train plan by All Aboard Florida is set to bring trains whizzing through the Treasure Coast at 110 mph. It could be a future economic gold mine or a noisy safety hazard that endangers wildlife and humans alike, say residents, local governments and local agencies.
The train service’s three-hour trip time from Miami to Orlando precludes a stop on the Treasure Coast, which initially disappointed officials in the cities and counties but hasn’t stopped them from dreaming.
Indian River County Commissioner Tim Zorc is convinced that Indian River County is ideal for a potential stop one day. “We have the people who are most likely to use this service,” Zorc said, pointing out that his county’s public bus service has far more riders than neighboring St. Lucie’s does, with a much smaller population.
Full article here on TCPalm: Treasure Coast Residents Voice Mixed Feelings about High-Speed Passenger Train Plan