Tuesday, the Florida House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee temporarily postponed House Bill 269 by Representatives MaryLynn Mager and Erin Grail. This bill would establish safety standards for All Aboard Florida’s high speed passenger rail project, and ensure that AAF and Brightline would pay for maintenance and upgrades costs at railroad crossings.
CARE FL Chairman Brent Hanlon released a statement shortly after the hearing.
“I want to once again thank Representatives MaryLynn Magar and Erin Grall for filing legislation this session to protect citizens from subsidizing high speed rail projects that pose risks to public safety. We are disappointed that the subcommittee did not debate the bill today, but we respect the legislative process, and look forward to more dialogue about this important legislation in due course.
“We will continue to advocate for legislation that puts public safety first and we know that our elected leaders want the same. This is nothing more than an ill-conceived rail project by a private company that wants to shift costs to the taxpayers.”
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