Safety, Safety, Safety!
Study Shows Shocking Safety Gaps
We knew it would be terribly dangerous to add 34 speed trains per day to the Florida East Coast Rail corridor through densely populated communities - and now we know we were right!
43 People are dead on the Brightline/Virgin short corridor alone (104 in all of Florida) and now we find...
The Florida Legislature's OPPAGA Study of Passenger Rail Systems confirms - the state's passenger rail is the deadliest in the country! From Brightline to Tri-Rail to Sun Rail - the average annual fatality rate is 3.5 times higher than the national average.
The study, done by an independent consulting group, CPCS Transcom, also found there are NO regulations governing HIGHER speed trains going 80 - 125 mph in the state of Florida. This means there are no increased safety requirements for Virgin Trains' 32 trains per day which will rip through the Treasure and Space Coasts at 110 mph.
CALL TO ACTION!
Call your elected officials and tell them to support the new Rail Safety
FDOT Secretary Kevin Thibault 850-414-4100