Martin County leaders fear All Aboard Florida’s high-speed rail service proposed to travel through the Treasure Coast may cause significant safety risks. George Gavalla, a national rail safety expert and consultant, wrote a 7-page report, calling the details of AAF’s plan “alarming.”
“No other U.S. passenger rail system combines 110 MPH passenger trains and 70 MPH freight operating through such densely populated urban areas and along coastal recreations areas with such a high concentration of tourists and seasonal visitors,” Gavalla stated in his report.
He also said the current FED rail line is among the deadliest in the U.S., including the highest pedestrian fatality rate in the country.
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