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Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River Counties' sheriffs concerned about All Aboard Florida

MARTIN COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - A new, powerful group has concerns regarding All Aboard Florida, citing an adverse effect on first responders.

Martin County Sheriff William Snyder, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara, and Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar have all signed a letter addressed to All Aboard Florida President Michael Reininger that expressed their concerns about the railway.

They are worried about 46 additional trains traveling through the area daily.

“Our jurisdictions have significant populated areas bifurcated by railroad tracks. This presents a real-time dilemma. If rail traffic significantly increases, passing trains can and will prevent emergency first responders from expeditiously reaching points of need,” the trio said in the letter which was posted on the Martin County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.

They added, “In an emergency response, a delay of seconds could mean the difference between life and death.”

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