Whether it’s for education and outreach or paying for the manpower to remove trespassers, South Florida is getting new federal money to lessen the human toll of speeding trains, the Sun Sentinel reported.
Between Tri-Rail, the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the city of Hollywood, and the Palm Beach Sheriff’s, $416,000 in federal money is aimed at stopping suicides on the tracks, keeping trespassers away from the tracks and, generally, raising awareness.
Some efforts involve officers deployed to “hot spots” where homeless people have set up encampments. Another approach will involve focusing on identifying suicidal victims and helping them get help.
– Anne Geggis, Florida Politics