Florida’s Brightline hosts safety workshop for first responders

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Brightline trainsets appear side-by-side at the passenger railroad's West Palm Beach, Fla., shops.
Bob Johnston
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Florida firefighters and police are now better educated about safety around higher speed passenger trains after Brightline representatives hosted safety seminars at its West Balm Beach maintenance facility for first responders.

According to Brightline, firefighters, police, and other safety officials from surrounding cities and regions gathered along the rail corridor for hands on-training, an equipment and facility tour, as well as an overview of the operator’s safety and security plans.

In addition to safety seminars, Brightline has also been in conversation with Operation Lifesaver and local school districts to increase awareness about rail safety to students and faculty. Representatives from the company are also working with cities located along Florida East Coast tracks to share additional rail safety information.

When complete, Brightline will offer intercity passenger service between Miami and West Palm Beach.

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