MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a challenge to private passenger train service between South Florida and Orlando.
The judge in the District of Columbia on Monday tossed out a lawsuit brought by Indian River County against the developers of the Brightline train service.
The train service currently operates from Miami to West Palm Beach with plans to expand service to Orlando. The extension of the line would run through Indian River County.
The county argued the project was ineligible to receive tax-exempt funding and that federal agencies had conducted flawed health and safety reviews of the project.
The judge disagreed.
Separately, the train project this month also got a six-month extension to issue $1.15 billion in tax-exempt bonds.
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