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As All Aboard Florida prepares to roll through, PBC schools educate students on railroad safety

Posted at 7:13 PM, Apr 04, 2017

It's full speed ahead for All Aboard Florida.

Construction on the new service continues, as the new high speed railway prepares to alter the way folks commute in our area.

It's not just the adults feeling the impact, however, the Palm Beach County School District is trying to get the word out for the safety of your children. 

"The end goal is safety - particularly when there's something new coming to town,” says Amity Schuyler with the school district.

If you're one of the 42,000 families living near the Brightline track, you can expect to see mailers talking about railroad safety in the coming days.

With Brightline rolling through town by summer, the railways will be busier and trains will come through more often.

For families living near the track, that could spell danger.

“They very brightly colored, they're shaped in a really neat way, and it's only natural that kids are going to be attracted to them,” Schuyler says.

Among the material that will be handed out, a poster, a brochure, even a pledge card offering the do's and don’ts of crossing tracks.

Schuyler says some of the instruction will be coming to classrooms as well, as an instructional video is in the works.

“We remember all sorts of safety during the summer - bike safety, water safety, playground safety. This is going to be a nuance that's important to talk to with kids.”