Saturday, September 26, 2015

POINT OF VIEW: All Aboard Florida a link to better future for Delray Beach

Supportive Point of View article that appeared in The Palm Beach Post. It is written by Bruce Bastian, who is vice chairman of Human Powered Delray. He makes the point that it is important to remember All Aboard Florida will bring quiet zones to the FEC rail corridor, where they have been difficult to fund up until now. The biggest benefit eastern municipalities throughout south Florida will see is jumpstarting the Coastal Link. This will be the commuter railroad that will serve communities like Delray Beach, Lake Worth and Ft. Lauderdale, to name just a few.
Once again, there's been a resurgence of complaints about the added wait times for the AAF trains. The video below shows how long you can expect to wait for an AAF train at a crossing (NOTE: it's a very short video so don't bother looking for popcorn):
Below is a news segment from Brian Entin at NBC5/WPTV on the Coastal Link that is in the planning stage (the impression of a train horn by the 'train horn guy' illustrates quite well the need for quiet zones):