Protesters rally against All Aboard Florida

Posted at 1:59 PM, Mar 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-20 14:50:54-04

Protesters from the Treasure Coast down to Palm Beach are making their stance against All Aboard Florida.

The controversial project is set to bring high-speed rail service from Miami to Orlando in 2017.

There's one message at Indian St. and US 1 in Stuart.

"Take it west out there," says Shona Darress of Stuart.

The group, Citizens Against Rail Expansion, say profits are put above safety and this will drive down property values.

"(It is) silly to run it through a highly populated, highly tourist, highly valuable resource," says Tom Edmonds from CARE.

All Aboard Florida is a passenger trail project connecting Miami and Orlando.

"I think it's completely absurd to be against All Aboard Florida," says Maxx Stiles of West Palm Beach.

Stiles is a business owner in downtown West Palm Beach. He says this will be great for the economy, but adds convenience is the biggest positive.

"Hop on a train. Throw a couple dollars and buy a ticket and be on your merry way up to Orlando or to Miami or wherever you want to go. I can't wait," says Stiles.

There are more rallies planned against All Aboard Florida in the coming months.