Statement by CARE FL Steering Committee Chairman Brent Hanlon RE: Congressman
Brian Mast’s Appointment to the U.S. House Transportation Committee
“Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida (CARE) today congratulates U.S. Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18) for being appointed to the House Transportation Committee.
“The committee will be tackling many important issues that will impact people across the nation, but most importantly members of the committee are also charged with developing legislation to address strong oversight of federal infrastructure programs.
“Cong. Mast has publicly indicated that he is concerned about the rail expansion program and he now serves on a committee that will be scrutinizing public subsidies to private rail projects like All Aboard Florida’s efforts in the state.
“For almost three years, our organization has served as a strong, consistent voice against rail expansion for likeminded citizens in the Treasure Coast and North Palm Beach County regions who oppose the proposed AAF project.
“Its negative impact is vast—from public safety, to the environment, to maritime traffic and commerce, to decreased property values and more. This project threatens to destroy our quality of life.
“We look forward to working with Cong. Mast on these issues.”