Brightline from Both Sides and The Florida Wildlife Corridor
Fort Pierce - Friday October 21, 2022: This week on In Focus, with IRSC Public Media, Brightline from both sides. We start off with Katie Mitzner the Director of Brightline Public Affairs. She’ll tell us about the start of 110 mph testing by Brightline along the treasure coast which began this week and the steps they’ve taken to ensure safety.
Then we’ll hear from Susan Mehiel of the Alliance for Safe Trains. The Alliance has launched a petition drive to urge the Governor and the Florida Department of Transportation to take steps to curb Brightline’s speeds and make safety a top priority
Learn more about Brightline at: https://www.gobrightline.com/ and find out more about the Alliance for Safe Trains on their website at: https://www.flsafetrains.com/
Then a conversation with Tracey Dean, the President and CEO of Conservation Florida, a statewide land conservancy whose primary focus is the protection of the Florida Wildlife Corridor.
The corridor runs from the keys to the panhandle. Its purpose is the preservation of an unbroken path of open land, wilderness, farm and grazing land to help preserve the flora and fauna of our state, and it was discovered by a wandering bear.
Learn more about and the Florida Wildlife Corridor at: floridawildlifecorridor.org or go to Conservation Florida's website at: https://conservationfla.org/ .