County engineer highlights safety concerns with high-speed rail in Martin County

Director of Engineering for Martin County, Terry Routh: The Brightline expansion can’t be stopped, but it should be safe. (Source: WPEC)

[Update: CBS12 has changed the original headline of this article to more accurately reflect its content.]

From CBS12: While Treasure Coast leaders are opposed to the Brightline expansion, many realize it’s going to happen anyway.

The Director of Engineering for Martin County, Terry Routh, said, “we just want it to be as safe as possible.”

To get through Stuart, the train will have to go around a sharp curve just over the Old Roosevelt Bridge.

“There have been two derailments on that curve historically. Freight trains have derailed,” said Routh.

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