Safety issues and increased fatal accidents

The crash shown here happened in a safety corridor in Spain. There are no safety zones planned for Florida East Coast corridor.

Adding 32 trains with 353 grade crossings over 195 miles in densely populated urban cities and towns is an increase in crossing risk three times greater than our current freight experience. The impact on communities north of West Palm Beach, where the tracks run through the center of towns, is detrimental. Start with 110-mile-per-hour trains sending debris flying onto pedestrians, bikers and cars. AAF does not want to follow sealed corridor guidelines as outlined in FRA's Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Guidelines for High-Speed Passenger Rail!