AAF’s Brightline train service unveils 2nd phase safety plans, may delay completion


From The Palm Beach Post: All Aboard Florida’s Brightline train service unveiled safety plans on Monday for the second phase of its express route linking Miami to Orlando, but the timeline for when those upgrades will be made depends largely on the tight municipal bond market, company officials said.

After a cursory review, Martin officials said Monday that Brightline’s safety plans lack key details.

“Martin County staff has identified safety measures such as vehicle presence detectors, remote health monitoring and positive train control that are not graphically depicted in the plans and remain in question” the county said in a statement. “In addition, we have serious concerns about the absence of sidewalk connections, bicycle lanes and Sealed Corridor requirements such as quad gates and concrete dividers.

Martin officials also said they fear county taxpayers could be on the hook for the cost of maintaining improvements made as part of the safety upgrades.

For the complete story: http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/business/brightline-second-phase-could-be-delayed-official-/nqybL/

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