Senator Debbie Mayfield and Representative Tyler Sirois have recently filed the High-Speed Passenger Rail Safety Act, designed to promote and enhance the safe operation of high-speed passenger rail systems in Florida.
At this Town Hall Meeting Senator Mayfield and Representative Sirois will discuss their legislation, Senate Bill 676 and House Bill 465, and hear input from members of the public about the high-speed passenger rail planned to pass through Brevard and Indian River Counties.
The legislation incorporates recommendations identified in a study commissioned by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA), published on October 31, 2018. The study identified several key safety deficiencies within the Florida rail system.
“Florida has a fatality rate that is 3.5 times the national average,” said Mayfield. “This is unacceptable and must be addressed if we are going to continue to encourage additional high-speed passenger trains.”