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Broward County receives $15 million for railroad safety enhancements

Pompano Beach, Florida – In a crucial step towards fortifying safety measures at local railroad crossings, Broward County has been awarded a $15 million federal grant. The funding is earmarked for the enhancement of safety provisions at 21 specific crossing locations, with improvements intended to elevate these areas to the so-called “highest level” of safety.

The receipt of this considerable grant was commemorated in Pompano Beach with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting on Monday morning.

U.S. Representative Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, Democrat for Florida, expressed her enthusiasm over the event, saying, “This is extremely exciting, where we have $15.4 million coming into our district going toward railroad safety, especially after the accident we saw last night, but also for our seniors.”

The event additionally served as a platform to acknowledge the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization and its successful implementation of the TIGER grant, which has facilitated the construction of pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly facilities throughout the county.

In a significant move for the local senior community, Pompano Beach proudly unveiled its new $5.8 million state-of-the-art Senior Activity Center, further marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Area leaders voiced their optimism about the promising future of such developments, with additional ribbon-cutting events anticipated in the pipeline.

“We’ve been fighting every day to make sure all the dollars come into our district, especially cities like Pompano,” added Cherfilus-McCormick.

Alfred Duncan

Alfred Duncan is a senior editor at The South Florida Daily, where he oversees our coverage of politics, misinformation, health and economics. Alfred is a former reporter and editor for BuzzFeed News, National Geographic and USA Today.

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