The truth is, Sen. Mayfield's bill does nothing to "kill" AAF, unless AAF has not been truthful with the public. However, it does ensure that whenever and wherever high speed rail exists in our state, the appropriate safety technology and equipment will be in place to protect the public and that private rail companies will be responsible for paying for it. Yet rather than assume responsibility, AAF instead threatens to sue the state if this good public policy focused on protecting public safety is passed. ... See MoreSee Less
"The High Speed Passenger Rail Safety Act (SB 386) legislation Sen. Debbie Mayfield has proposed this session ensures that any introduction of this new form of transportation is done with the highest regard for public safety, and consideration for the existing challenges with rail lines that Floridians deal with on a daily basis." Read more about SB 386 here: goo.gl/eol7hl
The The Palm Beach Post is polling readers about the need for high speed rail safety regulations. We say "yes." Make your voice heard -- vote "YES!!!!" The poll is at the end of the attached article. Please SHARE!
Well this article title has got to be one of the most ridiculous statements we have seen in a while. There are no regulations in place because we haven't needed them. AAF would be the first high speed train in Florida.
Of course there should be safety regulations, because AAF is the first does not mean they should be exempt, nor does it mean they are targeted. Thank you Sen. Debbie Mayfield for showing true leadership and representation of "the people." ... See MoreSee Less
Since 2014, the team behind All Aboard Florida (AAF) and Brightline has known that expanding rail in the Space Coast and the Treasure Coast would not be an easy sell. Over the past year, All Aboard Florida officials have expressed optimism after winning court battles and obtaining permits to move fo...