AAF PUTTING PROFIT OVER PUBLIC SAFETY WITH RAIL PROJECT

Publish Date: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:00am

"Judging by their recent combative media push, All Aboard Florida officials must really be worried about the possibility of having to publicly address the safety and financial concerns so many of us have expressed." - Brent Hanlon, a Martin County resident and chairman of Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida.

In a TC Palm guest column, Hanlon speaks about AAF's actions regarding the "High Speed Passenger Rail Safety Act," and their accusations of this bill being a political stunt to undermine their project from expansion.

AAF's proposed project would send 32 trains a day rocketing through the communities of the Treasure Coast at speeds up to 110 mph. This would lead to more traffic congestion, and those incredible speeds put many residents at risk. Currently, there are 79 rail crossing in those communities and will be exacerbated with the significantly increased rail traffic.

Read more what Brent Hanlon has to say here.

Original article written by TC Palm at http://bit.ly/2nrdDtD.

Picture contributed by Brent Hanlon