Posts Tagged ‘Florida High-Speed Passenger Rail Safety Act’

Rail safety expert warns risk of deadly railroad accidents on Treasure Coast

Martin County Board of County Commissioners Press Release March 29, 1017 As part of its continued fight to protect residents from the negative impacts of rail expansion, Martin County has released a report by national rail safety expert George Gavalla that includes concerning facts about the significant safety challenges and cost burdens facing Treasure Coast…

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High-speed train bill could stall All Aboard Florida’s Brightline

Brightline Train Station

By Jennifer Sorentrue March 14, 2017 Palm Beach Post The day after All Aboard Florida’s Brightline welcomed the second train in its growing fleet, officials with the private rail venture said a proposed billregulating high-speed trains could threaten its expansion to Orlando and other points across the state. The bill (SB 386), dubbed the Florida High-Speed…

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Debbie Mayfield’s high-speed-rail bill passed by Florida Senate committee

Great news! The Florida Transportation bill passed 5 to 0. Thank you to our senators for their support in establishing safety standards which will protect our citizens from the risks of high speed trains.   Further, any high speed train operating in the state will have to pay, themselves, for the cost of any upgrades…

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