AVENTURA, FL — Aventura police were warning motorists to expect delays on Tuesday along busy Biscayne Boulevard. The delays were around 203rd Street. Police blamed the problem on a railroad crossing issue.
"This is causing major delays in all directions," Sgt. Chris Goranitis of the Aventura Police Department told Patch on Tuesday afternoon.
Biscayne Boulevard is the most heavily traveled road in Aventura.
"FEC is aware of the problem and we will notify you as soon as traffic is back to normal," Goranitis said, referring to the Florida East Coast Railway. ... See MoreSee Less
"Here's One Way to Curtail Railroad Deaths, but Experts Say it's Pricey"
Nearly 60 of these barriers known as “quad gates” are scheduled to soon be installed across Broward and Palm Beach counties, along the corridor where the new higher-speed Brightline trains began running a month ago. ... See MoreSee Less
Nearly 60 of these barriers known as “quad gates” are scheduled to soon be installed across Broward and Palm Beach counties, along the corridor where the new higher-speed Brightline trains began running a month ago.
"Draw your own conclusions on Brightline safety" Published 4:00 a.m. ET Feb. 17, 2018 Letters to the Editor TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS)
I had the opportunity to work for a Massachusetts town, representing them as the interface between the town and a railroad project constructing a passenger commuter line through our town. The federal, state and local governments worked together to develop safety standards for the project. I’d like to draw a few comparisons between this project (called Greenbush) and Brightline in Vero. Greenbush had a maximum speed of 50 mph, 12 roundtrips a day, no freight and fencing in all inhabited areas to protect pedestrians. Brightline has a maximum speed of 110 mph, 16 round trips a day, freight traffic and no fencing. So, let’s summarize these two train projects: • Brightline’s speed is better that twice as fast (substantially less reaction time for both trains and pedestrians); • Brightline has 33 percent more round trips, plus freight traffic; • Yet, Brightline has no required fencing to protect people living in areas alongside the tracks. Brightline on their website says: “Your Safety is Our Top Priority.” What’s wrong with this picture? Tom Gruber, Vero Beach ... See MoreSee Less