All Aboard Florida Less Than Transparent About “Brightline” Derailment

Posted on October 16, 2017

Treasure Coast Region, FL—Earlier this year, Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida (CARE FL) received information from knowledgeable railroad insiders that one of All Aboard Florida’s “Brightline” passenger trains had derailed during a test run, sustaining major damage.

That information has now been confirmed by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The derailment resulted in equipment damage of $408,000 and occurred on February 11, 2017, just days before AAF officials testified before state legislators, where they continued to emphasize their commitment to safety...

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