This old rail industry saying has never been more true! Since January 2018, a total of 104 people have died on Florida's railroads across the state. Over half of those deaths were on the Florida East Coast Rail corridor with Brightline being the deadliest at 40 souls lost. And that’s BEFORE Brightline goes over 100 mph through the Space and Treasure Coasts.
Senator Mayfield and Representative Sirois have filed new bills in the Florida Senate and House - Passenger Rail Safety Bills - and they MUST be passed into law! This is a statewide issue. Brightline plans expansions to Tampa and Jacksonville while all of Florida's trains are far too dangerous.
The legislature’s own independent study* recommends increased fencing, pedestrian channeling and pedestrian bridges and more auto safety systems to save lives. But Brightline refuses to implement these features.
This is a statewide issue! Brightline plans expansions to Tampa and Jacksonville while all of Florida's trains are far too dangerous.
Contact your state senator and representative and tell them to PASS the bills!
These are not job killing regulations – they are LIFE SAVING ones!
Support Senator Debbie Mayfield and Representative Tyler Sirois’ legislation!
How many more must die?
Imagine this through YOUR town 34 times per day going 30 mph FASTER!