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File #: 22-0892   
Type: Proclamations and Special Presentations Status: Agenda Ready
In control: Board of County Commissioners
On agenda: 6/21/2022 Final action:
Title: BRIGHTLINE WILL BE PROVIDING THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WITH A PRESENTATION
PLACEMENT: Proclamations and Special Presentations
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BRIGHTLINE WILL BE PROVIDING THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WITH A PRESENTATION
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
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Commissioner Doug Smith, Chair of the Board of County Commissioners, requested a presentation from Brightline on their project status.
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DEPARTMENT: Commissioners
PREPARED BY: Name: Taryn G. Kryzda
Title: County Administrator
REQUESTED BY: Commissioner Doug Smith, Chair

PRESET:
PROCEDURES: None

BACKGROUND/RELATED STRATEGIC GOAL:

In 2012, Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) announced they had an agreement to allow high-speed rail to construct railroad tracks on existing FEC owned right-of-way from Miami to Orlando. The initial high-speed rail project called All Aboard Florida began dual tracking in Miami and moving north. A station was completed in West Palm Beach, the company was named Brightline and has been continuing the dual tracks to the north through Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Brevard counties. Commission Chair, Doug Smith, has requested a presentation by Brightline to update the Board of County Commissioners (Board) on the status of the project.

ISSUES:

The County has received complaints from residents and businesses when the railroad crossings have been closed due to Brightline. The County has no control over Brightline and their scheduled closures. The land provided to allow for a road to cross over railroad tracks, is owned by FEC, not the County.

LEGAL SUFFICIENCY REVIEW:

None

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

RECOMMENDATION
The Board receive the presentation.

ALTERNATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS
None

FISCAL IMPACT:

RECOMMENDATION
None


ALTERNATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS
None

DOCUMENT(S) REQUIRING ACTION:
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