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By Mary Hladky

Should Elon Musk’s The Boring Co. dig a tunnel to connect the city’s Brightline station to Mizner Park?
Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer has raised that possibility and is inviting the company to make a presentation to the City Council.
Thi

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7960914098?profile=originalPatrick Goddard, president of Virgin Trains, speaks during a news conference after the City Council’s 5-0 vote to OK a station in Boca Raton. From left are Andrea O’Rourke, Mayor Scott Singer, Jeremy Rodgers and Monica Mayotte. Tim Stepien/The Coasta

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By Sallie James

When it comes to fast and furious, Brightline — Florida’s neon-yellow passenger express train service — has proved to be the deadliest train system per mile in America.
According to an Associated Press analysis of Federal Railroad Admi

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7960910868?profile=originalThis south-facing image shows Dixie Highway on the left and a vegetative buffer between the proposed parking garage and the Library Commons neighborhood on the right. Rendering provided

Related Story: Brightline tries to deal with nation’s worst dea

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By Mary Hladky

City officials need more detailed information from Virgin Trains USA before negotiations can begin on building a new station in Boca Raton.
City staff and Virgin Trains officials have held two meetings since the company notified the cit

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By Jane Smith

The blaring horns from FEC freight trains and Brightline passenger trains will soon stop in most South County cities.
In Boca Raton, a quiet zone was scheduled to begin at 11:59 p.m. May 30. The city’s website explained: “Residents may

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By Jane Smith

Coastal residents who live near the FEC tracks will have until at least late June to continue listening to loud train horns from Brightline passenger trains and FEC freight trains.
In mid-April, Brightline said its subcontractor was di

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By Jane Smith

As Brightline runs its express passenger rail service between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, safety problems recur at grade crossings.
To improve safety, coastal South County cities continue to add quad-crossing gates that meet i

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7960766090?profile=originalA Brightline train zips through Delray Beach at Atlantic Avenue. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Jane Smith

Pressure is mounting on the express passenger railroad Brightline to improve its safety efforts.
The rail service started Jan. 12 with free ri

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By Jane Smith

    The days are numbered for people taking shortcuts across the FEC train tracks in downtown Delray Beach. The city plans to install pedestrian barriers by the end of the summer.
    In mid-January, the City Commission approved a pedestr

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7960686901?profile=originalBrightline celebrates a construction milestone at the station in West Palm Beach.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

Road work to wrap as Brightline comes

on board and airports upgrade

By Mary Hladky

    If there’s one constant in South Florida, it’s the

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By Jane Smith

    City leaders and railroad officials want to prevent another pedestrian from dying while illegally cutting across the tracks in downtown Delray Beach.
    In early August, a woman left Johnny Brown’s on Atlantic and took a well-used sh

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By Jane Smith

    All Aboard Florida is continuing to add double tracks and quiet zone devices to south county coastal cities for its Brightline high-speed rail that will link Miami to Orlando along the FEC railroad tracks.
    While the double tracks

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