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Posted on: January 19, 2018

Brightline Quiet Zones Update

photo of Brightline train and traffic advisory graphics

Brightline Quiet Zones Update

The Brightline quite zone implementation for five Palm Beach County cities, including Boca Raton, has been pushed back, possibly until June.  In a letter to the Palm Beach Transportation Agency (TPA), Brightline stated that the subcontractor responsible for the signal system upgrades has suffered setbacks and has limited staffing. As a result, additional safety upgrades along the tracks which are required for the quiet zones, are still incomplete.

The Boca Raton City Council is urging Brightline to expedite the installation so that the City can move forward with the process of quiet zone implementation.

For any additional comments, questions or concerns, contact Brightline at [email protected] or Brightline Reception at (305) 521-4800.

Brightline's Safety Programs

The Brightline express passenger rail train is currently running on the Florida East Coast corridor which runs near Dixie Hwy. With 10 railroad crossings within the City of Boca Raton, it's always important to be mindful of Brightline's safety program.

Railroad Crossings in the City of Boca Raton (North to South)

  1. Hidden Valley Blvd.
  2. Yamato Road
  3. Spanish River Blvd.
  4. NW 28th Street
  5. NW 20th Street
  6. Glades Road
  7. NW 2nd Street
  8. Palmetto Park Road
  9. Camino Real
  10. SW 18th Street

About Brightline

Brightline is the new benchmark for travel by train in America with express inter-city passenger rail service connecting Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, with future service to Orlando. Providing a travel option that lives at the intersection of transportation and hospitality, the service will ease the stress of traffic, provide a simple and intuitive experience from door to destination, and foster new opportunities to explore more of Southeast Florida. Brightline is the only privately owned, operated and maintained passenger rail system in the United States. For more information, visit: www.gobrightline.com.




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