RICH CAMPBELL SAYS SPEED KILLS
Tell us again, Brightline proponents, why Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties should support this project, says Campbell.
With a train traveling at 110 mph and 300 yards away, residents have less than 6 seconds to get out of the way, says Cambell. Yes, Brightline can blame the residents for being on the track, but no other rail line in world travels these speeds on hundreds of at-grade crossings. Well designed high-speed trains go underground at intersections, have fences protecting local residents and overhead pedestrian crossings.