BRIGHTLINE: WHY THE DELAY ON QUIET ZONES ALONG ITS ROUTE?

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Friday, January 5, 2018 - 9:30am

ALL ABOARD FLORIDA’S BRIGHTLINE HAD PROMISED A CONTINUOUS QUIET ZONE THAT WOULD SILENCE TRAIN HORNS FROM BOCA RATON TO WEST PALM BEACH. In a recent announcement, however, the company says they will be blasting their trains’ horns for months after it begins its service next week.

“We want the city to make an official request to Brightline to not engage the service until those upgrades are completed,” said Rick Rose, a West Palm Beach resident and Brightline advocate who has spent more than a decade fighting for safe and quiet trains. “That is what they promised and that is what is only fair.”

Brightline announced that the work still needed to complete to make the quiet zone operational and will take “four to six months before the zone is established.”

“[The promise] pacified people to a certain degree,” Rick Rose commented. “This is going to be a big uproar. People are just now beginning to understand the impact.”

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Original article was written by Jennifer Sorentrue of the Palm Beach Post.