A proposed 235 mile rain line between Miami and Orlando got a big boost when the Florida Development Finance Commission approved a request by “All Aboard Florida” take out $1.75 billion on low interest bonds to start construction.
The OK came after a public hearing where dozens got up to both support and oppose the train line.
Those for it say it would create jobs.
Those against it mostly came from Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties, which would not have stops along the route.
They say the train would ruin their rural quality of life by backing up traffic, creating noise, and causing safety issues.
If all goes as planned, the 125 mile an hour trains will be running by late 2017.