U.S., South Florida: Tri-Rail locked out of downtown while Brightline is shut

By Jesse Scheckner, Miami Today; May 26, 2020

Several steps remain before Tri-Rail can run on Brightline tracks to MiamiCentral Station downtown, which at earliest will happen next year but could take longer due to coronavirus-related complications, Tri-Rail spokesperson Victor Garcia said.

Still not completed, he said, is the certification of both services’ positive train control (PTC) system, a federally mandated safety system that must be installed and operating on all trains and tracks in the nation by December.

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