Quality of Life

PICKUP TRUCK STRUCK BY BRIGHTLINE TRAIN IN LAKE WORTH

A PICKUP TRUCK WAS STRUCK BY A BRIGHTLINE TRAIN WEDNESDAY MORNING in Lake Worth, Florida. Fortunately, the driver was able to escape before the impact.

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POLICE IDENTIFY MAN KILLED ON TRAIN TRACKS IN WEST PALM BEACH

THE MAN WHO WAS STRUCK AND KILLED BY A BRIGHTLINE HIGH-SPEED PASSENGER HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED, according to West Palm Beach, as Conor J. Scherle from Pennsylvania.

Scherle was stuck at 4 a.m. last Saturday. Police reports indicate a freight train was involved.

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY'S CHALLENGE TO BRIGHTLINE WELL WORTH THE COST | OPINION

IT HAS BEEN $4.56 PER YEAR FOR EACH INDIAN RIVER COUNTY RESIDENT TO STOP BRIGHTLINE/ALL ABOARD FLORIDA FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS, states Nicholas Schaus of Indian River Shores. He states that this is little compared to the more substantial cost to taxpayers for rail crossing improvement brought on by Brightline.

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DESPITE 'DISASTER RISK,' TRAINS WILL HAUL HAZARDOUS GAS CARGO IN SOUTH FLORIDA ALONGSIDE BRIGHTLINE

WHILE THE FLORIDA EAST RAILWAY (FEC) EXECUTIVES PUSHED FLORIDA'S EAST COAST CITIES AND COUNTIES TO APPROVE OF BRIGHTLINE'S HIGH-SPEED PASSENGER TRAIN, they also quietly obtained permission to haul extremely flammable liquified natural gas along those same tracks.

Liquified natural gas (LNG) is a natural gas which is kept chilled and stable. When warmed, it can make natural gas to generate electricity. However, if a spill or puncture of a container during a train derailment would be deadly. When exposed to the air, LNG can "burst into flames."

TRI-RAIL AND BRIGHTLINE RISK MISSING DEADLINE FOR TRAIN SAFETY SYSTEM

BRIGHTLINE AND TRI-RAIL ARE AT RISK OF MISSING A MANDATED DEADLINE OF INSTALLING A CRITICAL SAFETY SYSTEM ON THEIR TRAINS AGAIN. Both companies are supposed to have the technology "positive train control" - which overrides humans to correct their errors before trains can derail, collide with other trains or work crews, or steer onto the wrong tracks - by Dec. 31, 2018.

Originally, Congress gave the railroads until 2015 to install this valuable technology, but the railroads protested and the deadline was moved to the end of 2018.

EIGHTH BRIGHTLINE FATALITY IS A 29-YEAR-OLD MAN, ACCORDING TO BOYNTON POLICE

A 29-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS STRUCK AND KILLED BY A BRIGHTLINE TRAIN WEDNESDAY NIGHT, BOYNTON BEACH SAID. Spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said Thursday that the incident is a suspected suicide. This is the eight Brightline fatality since the high-speed passenger railroad began test runs in July and the sixth since its introductory service this year.

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4 DEAD IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS CAR-TRAIN COLLISION

FOUR PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN AN AUTO-TRAIN COLLISION SATURDAY NIGHT IN WYNNE, ARKANSAS. Police say that a Florida man was among the four who died.

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TOO MANY QUESTIONS FOR NORTHERN BRIGHTLINE EXPANSION

THERE IS A LOT MORE TO THE BRIGHTLINE HIGH-SPEED RAIL PROPOSAL THAN WHAT HAS BEEN REPORTED, writes Robert Cannon of the Palm Beach Post. Tune into Cannon's article as he addresses concerns about the addition of a second set of tracks at 100+ intersections and large bridges.

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BREAKING NEWS: PEDESTRIAN STRUCK, KILLED BY BRIGHTLINE TRAIN

BREAKING: Pedestrian struck, killed by Brightline train in Boynton Beach.

On Friday morning, one person was struck and killed by a Brightline train in Boynton Beach, marking the fifth death involving the high-speed rail service in Palm Beach County since it began operations in January.