Brightline and the Florida Department of Transportation are seeking federal funds to cover part of a $45 million effort to boost safety around the intercity rail company’s trains.
Nearly 60 people have died in Brightline crashes. No incident was found to be the Miami-headquartered company’s fault.
To reduce future fatalities, the company and FDOT are putting $10 million apiece into a “trespassing and intrusion mitigation project” to add more markings and barriers at crossings and along corridors.
They’ve requested another $25 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s federal Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program.
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics