Brightline goes from confetti to fatality in one day

Posted on January 12, 2018

By: Rich Campbell, Treasure Coast Newspapers

I rode Brightline from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale — and back — on Friday morning as part of a media junket.

I returned to The Stuart News and wrote a column Friday afternoon, a column in which I discussed the inevitability of passenger rail service through the Treasure Coast and the need for officials in our region to stop opposing — and start embracing — the Brightline project.

By Friday evening, what I'd written seemed tone deaf and obtuse.

A pedestrian was killed Friday evening by a Brightline train in Boynton Beach…

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