Brightline, railway at risk of missing safety deadline, Federal Railroad Administration says

Posted on May 4, 2018


By: Lisa Broadt, Treasure Coast Newspapers

Brightline and Florida East Coast Railway are "at risk" for not meeting deadlines for installing important safety upgrades — known as positive train control — according to the Federal Railroad Administration.

As of the last quarter of 2017 — the most recently available report — only a fraction of the systems needed for positive train control had been installed by Florida East Coast Railway, which is responsible for implementing PTC for its freight trains and for Brightline's passenger service.

PTC is a set of safety improvements that helps prevent derailments caused by speeding and train-to-train collisions, according to the railroad administration…


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