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Rail News: Safety
Brightline partners with nonprofit on rail safety initiative
Brightline has partnered with nonprofit Talent4Change to sponsor a program aimed at increasing public awareness of rail safety.
Known as "BUZZitFORWARD," the program would provide free haircuts and mentoring for underprivileged youth and the homeless who take Brightline's rail safety pledge or complete a brief tutorial on rail safety, Brightline officials said in a press release.
The program would offer the services through Talent4Change's BuzzBoxx mobile barbershop, which has embarked on a tour through Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. This summer, Brightline and Talent4Change will host 40 BuzzBoxx events in South Florida.
"We are working with a number of community partners on a creative approach to discuss rail safety with members of the homeless community and engage our youth," said Ali Soule, Brightline’s director of public affairs and media relations. "The BuzzBoxx allows us to provide a quality service and spread our message on rail safety."
Brightline has been working to boost rail safety awareness following a number of fatalities along its tracks since service began in January.
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