High-speed rail legislation ensures public safety over profits

Posted on March 22, 2017

By: Debbie Mayfield, Sun Sentinel

Let's be clear. When my colleagues and I filed legislation to create the Florida High Speed Passenger Rail Safety Act, we did so to fill the void that currently exists in Florida law when it comes to high-speed rail —because until recently, we never contemplated trains zig-zagging across our state at speeds up to 110 mph.

Contrary to what All Aboard Florida (AAF) may think and recently stated, this important legislation is designed to protect public safety, as well as local taxpayers, from any and all high-speed rail projects that operate in our state now and in the future. Sometimes it just takes a single project to bring an issue to the surface…

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