'All Aboard Florida' Ft. Lauderdale plans unveiled

(WSVN) Plans for the latest "All Aboard Florida" station were unveiled Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale.

It's part of the nation's first privately funded passenger rail line.

All Aboard Florida's promised Miami-to-Orlando passenger rail service will initially run only between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, with trains rolling in late 2016, sunsentinel.com reported. It says the rail line is working out the logistics of building the rest of the line to Orlando.

At least four Treasure Coast cities, as well as the Martin County commissioners, have passed resolutions opposing All Aboard Florida.

St. Lucie County’s resolution calls the high-speed passenger train “a threat to the public health, safety and welfare.”

All Aboard Florida plans to run 16 daily round trips between Miami and Orlando — along the existing Florida East Coast Railway corridor through the heart of the Treasure Coast — and the twice-hourly road blockages would hinder emergency-service providers from making timely responses on either side of the tracks, according to the resolution.

The Fort Lauderdale station will be built in the city's downtown area.

"All Aboard Florida" says it will spend about $30 million dollars to build the station.

Its main station in Miami comes in at a cast of $150 million.

Service is set to launch in late 2016

Keona Gardner, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers contributed to this report

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