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City of West Palm Beach to Announce Railway Safety Campaign – See Tracks, Think Train

Life - Miami County Post originally published at Life - Miami County Post

WHO:                   Mayor Keith A. James, City of West Palm Beach
                             City Commissioners
                             Assistant City Administrator, Armando Fana
                             West Palm Beach Police Department
                             West Palm Beach Fire Department
                             West Palm Beach Chief of Police, Frank Adderley
                             West Palm Beach Director of Engineering Services, Kevin Volbrecht
                             West Palm Beach Director of Public Works, Josh McDermott
                             AICP – Palm Beach TPA Executive Director, Valerie Neilson
                             FDOT Freight and Rail Planner, Brian Owens
                             FEC Senior Vice President, Robert Ledoux
                             Federal Railway Administration, Rory Newton
                             Brightline, Ali Soule
                             SFRTA Executive Director, Dave Dech
                             Palm Beach County Engineer, David Ricks
                             Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council- Thomas Lanahan

 WHAT:                 Press conference to announce railway safety campaign.

Mayor Keith A. James and City representatives will announce a new railway safety campaign to encourage and empower the public to make good choices at highway-rail grade crossings and along the tracks. Additionally, Mayor James will unveil painted warnings at crossings to encourage pedestrians to cross tracks only when it is safe.

In the U.S., a person or vehicle is hit by a train every three hours. While the rail systems in the City are safe, deadly crashes or incidents do occur.

The City has made improvements to rail crossings to increase safety, and the railway safety campaign is yet another way the City is working to help keep the public safe.

WHERE:              City Hall, 401 Clematis Street
                             Flagler Gallery                                                    

WHEN:                 Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | 10:00 a.m.

CONTACT:           Amanda Paez-Vicente, Office of Communications, (561) 815-9305, [email protected]

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