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Whats new on the Treasure Coast-A Railroad that Doesn’t Stop, But Goes by FAST!

January 26, 2018

Dear BoatUS Member:

Congressman Brian Mast has requested the U.S. Coast Guard conduct a navigation feasibility survey for the St. Lucie and Loxahatchee Railroad Bridges. Congressman Mast is committed to ensuring boating is not disrupted and safety remains a top priority. Your input is vital to helping make sure officials understand how bridge closings affect your boating.

Plans for a passenger rail service in Florida, until recently known as All Aboard Florida and now named Brightline, could change how drawbridge closings happen in your area, potentially making them more frequent. Hourly trains during most of the day will require additional bridge closings on waterways used by many boaters. You have an opportunity share your views on what this means for your boating

You can submit your views with the the following link:

U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Survey for St. Lucie and Loxahatchee Railroad Bridges

The deadline to comment is February 1, 2018 so speak up now and share this information with your boating friends, neighbors, yacht clubs and marinas.

If you have any additional questions, please contact BoatUS Government Affairs at govtaffairs@boatus.com

Thank you for being a BoatUS Member!

David B. Kennedy
BoatUS Government Affairs
703-461-2878 x8363
GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com