The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of REALTORS Decides Not to Support the All Aboard Florida High Speed Rail

The All Aboard Florida High Speed Rail in its current format will cause major quality of life disruptions.

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Jupiter, Florida (PRWEB) March 19, 2014

The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of REALTORS® (JTHS) announced its decision not to support the All Aboard Florida High Speed Rail in its current format based on major quality of life disruptions.

Among the major reasons for the association to not to support All Aboard Florida are:

  • It will reduce home values.
  • It will be a major health concern for citizens living east of the FEC rail lines as they could be seriously delayed in reaching a hospital.
  • It will cause major delays in marine traffic.
  • It will be a huge cost to make Railroad crossings safe.

“This train creates no benefits to Northern Palm Beach and Martin Counties, yet we will bear the brunt of all the bad side effects,” said Bill Hall, President of the JTHS Association of Realtors®. "Until ‘All Aboard Florida’ is willing to pay to maintain quiet RR crossings, provide ways to accommodate the marine traffic and provide consistent access to hospitals, supporting over 44 trips per day for high speed and freight rail is not possible."

The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of REALTORS® strives to provide its members with personalized programs and services to enhance their skills and enable them to operate their businesses ethically and more profitably and to preserve property rights. 2151 Alternate A1A South, Suite 1100 Jupiter, FL 33477; Phone: 561-746-2707.


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