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Florida’s Tri-Rail to use drones to monitor tracks

(Source: South Florida Sun Sentinel, March 8, 2019)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — You may one day see drones flying over railroad tracks across South Florida: Tri-Rail plans to adopt this technology to spot trespassers and prevent suicides as well as accidents on the railway. The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, which operates the Tri-Rail commuter train, recently purchased the drones and hopes to start using them within the year, according to Allen Yoder, director of safety and security for the Pompano Beach-based commuter train.

Full story: South Florida Sun Sentinel

Friday, March 8, 2019

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