ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. and serving clients throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States, recently announced that it will provide environmental consulting services to All Aboard Florida – Operations LLC (AAF) to assist with environmental assessments, permitting, wildlife studies, mitigation and planning needs. AAF is the developer of the country’s first privately owned, operated and maintained intercity passenger rail system that will connect South and Central Florida.

“All Aboard Florida is moving forward to become one of the state’s most significant transportation projects,” said John Miklos, president of Bio-Tech Consulting. “Our role is to assist the entire AAF team and their selected environmental engineering firm with the environmental sciences, permitting services and wildlife studies needed to support all of the local and state agencies involved on this project.”

As part of the All Aboard Florida project, Bio-Tech Consulting will provide environmental assessments, wildlife studies, mitigation, project management and permitting services as required to ensure the continuation and stability of natural habitats along the rail route. According to AAF, the new route will provide passenger service along the existing rail corridor operated by Florida East Coast Railway, L.L.C. (FEC corridor) between Miami and the Space Coast with the creation of new tracks into Central Florida. Restoring passenger rail service in the FEC corridor will minimize potential environmental impacts resulting from construction since it will occur in the dedicated and privately owned right of way.

About Bio-Tech Consulting Inc.

Established in 2003, Bio-Tech Consulting is a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. with offices across the state. Bio-Tech Consulting services include permitting, environmental assessments, wetlands mitigation, monitoring, wildlife sciences, erosion and sediment control, pond management, lake management, and landscaping services. Projects range from single-family residences to master-planned communities to governmental facilities. With the expertise, equipment and commitment, Bio-Tech Consulting guides its clients through increasingly complex and rapidly changing permitting and compliance processes on local, state and federal levels. For more information visit www.bio-techconsulting.com.

About All Aboard Florida

All Aboard Florida is an intercity passenger rail project being developed by Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. (FECI) – owner of Florida’s premier passenger rail corridor – that will connect Miami to Orlando with intermediate stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. This rail service will provide Floridians and visitors a viable transportation alternative to congested highways and airport terminals. All Aboard Florida will provide a high quality experience for passengers and will be the first privately owned, operated and maintained passenger rail system in the United States. For more information, visit www.AllAboardFlorida.com.

About Florida East Coast Industries, Inc.

Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. (FECI) is one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service commercial real estate, transportation, and infrastructure companies. Headquartered in Coral Gables, Fla., FECI has a rich history dating back over a century. Mr. Henry Flagler first established a predecessor company in 1892, which became a pioneer in the development of Florida’s eastern coast. Today, FECI continues to transform Florida as the parent company to four distinct business lines including Flagler, a full-service commercial real estate company; All Aboard Florida, the United States’ first privately owned and operated intercity passenger rail system; Flagler Global Logistics, an integrated logistics company that offers a wide range of logistics services and real estate solutions; and Parallel Infrastructure, a leader in third-party Right of Way (ROW) investments and management services. FECI is owned by private equity funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group LLC. For more information, visit www.feci.com.