Officials Talk Rail Safety As Brightline Miami-To-Fort Lauderdale Testing Begins

Posted on April 12, 2018

By: Leslie Ovalle, WLRN News

Brightline train tests began Wednesday morning for the Miami-to-Fort Lauderdale route, at the same time as Miami-Dade County and Brightline officials were meeting in downtown Miami to discuss rail safety measures.

The high-speed train, that can reach up to 79 mph, has been the cause of six deaths since it launched its route between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale earlier this year. The first four were caused by people crossing the tracks and the last two have been ruled  suicides by police. 

"All of our incidents to-date, while tragic, were completely preventable," said Patrick Goddard, president and COO of Brightline…

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