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Before Floridaís Brightline became nationís deadliest railroad, its owners rejected safety fixes

(Source: Florida Bulldog, January 9, 2020)

TAMPA, Fla. ó The owners of Brightline, the nationís only privately funded and operated train, have been on notice for years that they werenít doing enough to prevent fatalities on their tracks. Now, in just its third year of operation, the death toll has reached at least 40, including two deaths that occurred during testing before the train became operational, according to the Alliance for Safe Trains, a South Florida watchdog group. In 2014, the railroad rejected recommendations by the Federal Railroad Administration to beef up safety features at grade crossings, such as new gates and signs at pedestrian crossings.

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

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