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FL Officials Renew All Aboard Florida Concerns

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Acela Express train at Old Saybrook, Connecticut

As clean-up continues in the fatal Amtrak wreck near Philadelphia, several Martin County officials have again stressed their opposition to All Aboard Florida.
The proposed train route between Orlando and Miami could bring an additional 32 trains per day through the Treasure Coast without making a stop. Mark Robitaille is CEO of Martin Health Systems. He says he worries about having a train between patients and the hospital despite promises they’ll be moving rapidly.

 
“But they’re not going to be high speed trains through Stuart Florida near our near the hospital. They’re going to have to slow down because of the curve because of the bridge,” he said.
 
In addition to ambulances which may be delayed, Robitaille said on-call surgeons and staff who need to get to the hospital in an emergency could be delayed.

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