Dear Mr. Fitzgerald: This is in regard to the tragic death of Veronica Vorano when she was hit by a Brightline train on a public grade crossing in Aventura on November 15, 2019. Attached is a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao wherein we outline our concerns with respect to the investigation of this fatality. We … Continue reading Letter to FL Dept. of Freight & Multimodal Operations Regarding Brightline Death of Veronica Vorano.
The mission of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is to promote integrity, accountability and process improvement in the Department of Transportation by providing objective fact-based assessments to the DOT Team. The OIG conducts independent and objective audits, investigations as well as review of agency issues and programs to assist the department in accomplishing its … Continue reading Florida Office of Inspector General Letter Regarding Death of Verónica Martinez Vorano by a Brightline Train.
TREASURE COAST GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND RESIDENTS CONCERNS GROW AS VIRGIN TRAINS DISMISSES SAFETY CONCERNS WITH HD KING PROPERTY PROPOSAL. Virgin Trains USA (formerly known as Brightline) received $1.75 billion dollars from a US Government Program known as Private Activity Tax-Free Bonds (PAB’s) in April. The money was supposed to be used to improve Virgin Trains … Continue reading Florida Real Estate Today: VIRGIN TRAINS DISMISSES SAFETY CONCERNS.
According to David Peter Alan, "Whatever else the future may bring, for the next 20 years, and possibly the next 40, the bold and colorful Brightline brand and logo will disappear. In all likelihood, it will never come back. A brand is a valuable asset, and companies fight hard to protect their brands. Here, Brightline … Continue reading Would You Invest in Virgin Trains USA LLC?
Virgin Trains East Coast Azuma Class 800 101 comes to an unscheduled halt at a red signal at Hampstead Heath station whilst returning to North Pole IEP depot after taking part in the Azuma train media event with Sir Richard Branson at Kings Cross station. ~ ~ ~ On November 16, … Continue reading Will Virgin Trains USA’s Brand Help Former All Aboard Florida/Brightline Raise $ 1.85 Billion?
Our Citizens Against the Train Call to Action sent out Nov. 18 to attend a special meeting of the Indian River County, FL Commissioners on Nov. 20th, 2018 turned out to be critical. By Susan Mehiel / http://www.citizensagainstthetrain.com At 7:45 pm the night before the meeting, we received notice that the meeting would focus on a … Continue reading Train Wreck Times: We are Celebrating Great News!
As you have no doubt read, Indian River County, Martin County and the advocacy group CARE-Florida recently filed a new lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Railroad Administration. According to the Palm Beach Post, the lawsuit was filed by Martin and Indian River Counties, along with Citizens against Rail Expansion … Continue reading St. Lucie County, FL is Taking a Different Approach to All Aboard Florida/Brightline…”if it Does Come to Our Area”.