What will elected officials, candidates do to stop Brightline?

Posted on April 2, 2018

When we began the fight against All Aboard Florida/Brightline, we looked to Tallahassee and Gov. Rick Scott to address the safety hazards of the express trains. We sent letters, delivered petitions and made phone calls to the governor, as well as the secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation.

Their response: We hope All Aboard Florida listens to your concerns.

Our worst fears were realized when an engineer with the Federal Railroad Administration released a report in March 2014 on grade crossings from Miami through St. Lucie County.

In rejecting the federal agency's recommendation, All Aboard Florida was "not exercising appropriate safety practices and reasonable care," according to FRA engineer Frank Frey, who wrote the report…

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