Brightline would cause 'dramatic' rise in deadly crashes, rail expert says

Posted on March 29, 2017

By: Lisa Broadt, Treasure Coast Newspapers

Rail accidents would rise “dramatically” with the advent of Brightline passenger rail, according to a report commissioned by Martin County.

George Gavalla, president of Connecticut-based Triad Railroad Consulting, in the report touches on many of the same themes the county has focused on since it first publicly opposed the Miami-to-Orlando passenger rail-project nearly three years ago: threats to public safety and increased costs to taxpayers…

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