NEW: After multiple train deaths, a call for action and education
Posted on January 18, 2018
By: Alexandra Seltzer and Jennifer Sorentrue - Palm Beach Post
BOYNTON BEACH —A growing chorus of local leaders on Thursday said more must be done to warn the public about the danger of ignoring railroad safety gates after two people were struck and killed by Brightline trains in less than a week.
But despite mounting concern over the deaths, it was unclear late Thursday who would lead such a public awareness campaign. In both cases, officials said those killed were on the tracks after the safety gates had already gone down.
Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, a longtime Brightline critic, along with an attorney representing the family of one of the victims, called for separate inquiries…