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    Gov. Scott riffs on budget, light-rail, medical marijuana
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    Gov. Scott riffs on budget, light-rail, medical marijuana

    October 14, 2019


    6:44. JOINED BY NONE OTHER THAN RICK SCOTT. GOOD MORNING. OTHER THAN SAYING HELLO TO ME, WHAT BRINGS YOU INTO TOWN? JOBS. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT? LAST WEEK WE TALKED ABOUT JOBS AROUND OUR PORTS AND HOW WE’LL DON INVEST. THIS WEEK IT’S SMALL BUSINESS. THIS MORNING WE WILL TALK ABOUT ALL THE THINGS WE CAN DO TO GET MORE JOBS. ACCORDING TO THE CHAMBER, OVER 80% OF THE JOBS IN THE STATE ARE TIED TO SMALL BUSINESS. WE WANT THEM TO GROW AND ADD MORE JOBS. WE CALL IT THE LIFEBLOOD OF THE ECONOMY. SO YOU’RE TRYING TO INCENTIVIZE LOCAL BUSINESSES MEDIUM AND SMALL, CORRECT? WE WANT THEM TO GET STARTED AND GROW. I ALSO WANT BIG COMPANIES TO MOVE HERE. THE THING ABOUT SMALL BUSINESSES, ONE THING I WANT DO IS A RISK-REWARD. IN 1927 IT WAS $25,000 TO CROSS THE ATLANTIC. WE HAVE PRICES FOR THINGS WE WORRY ABOUT, WATER QUALITY, WATER SUPPLY, INFRASTRUCTURE, CANCER RESEARCH, THINGS LIKE THAT. I WANT TO DO THAT. ALSO I WANT TO GET ALL OF OUR STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITYIES TO HAVE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITIONS TO INCENTIVIZE ENTREPRENEURSHIP. LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT YOUR CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT YOUR ECONOMIC POLICIES. A COUPLE DAYS AGO ONE OF THE STAFF MEMBERS FROM THE CHARLIE CRIST CAMPAIGN, YOUR LIKELY OPPONENT IN 2013, SAID, AND THIS IS A QUOTE, “HEART BREAKING TO SEE HOW RICK SCOTT’S POLICIES ARE LEAVING THE MIDDLE CLASS BEHIND. PEOPLE WHO WORK HARD SHOULD GET AHEAD. IT’S WRONG FOR RICK SCOTT TO CUT EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE IN FAVOR OF TAX BREAKS FOR BIG CORPORATIONS.” THAT’S HOW THE CRIST CAMPAIGN IS CHARACTERIZING YOUR ECONOMIC POLICY. WELL, CHARLIE CRIST IS BIG ON TALK AND NO ACTION. HE LOST 832,000 JOBS WHEN HE WAS GOVERNOR. 832,000 PEOPLE LOST THEIR JOBS. I’M FOR WORK. THAT’S WHAT’S GOING ON. WASN’T THAT FROM THE 2008 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DOWNFALL? WAS THAT ALL THAT WAS GOING ON? FLORIDA WENT FROM ONE OF THE LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT TO ONE OF THE HIGHEST WHILE HE WAS GOVERNOR. 832,000 PEOPLE LOST THEIR JOBS. NOW, IN THE LAST THREE YEARS, WE’VE ADDED 600,000 JOBS IN OUR STATE. WE HAVE A RECORD FUNDING FOR EDUCATION AND STATE COLLEGES AND RECORD FUNDING FOR UNIVERSITIES. RECORD FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION. PEOPLE ARE GETTING BACK TO WORK. HOUSING PRICES ARE UP. WE’RE HEAD IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION WHILE WHEN CHARLIE CRIST WAS HERE HE LEFT A HUGE BUDGET DEFICIT. SO WE’RE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. YOU’VE GONE FROM BUDGET DEFICIT TO NOW. A $77 BILLION RECORD BUDGET IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. TALKING ABOUT THAT BUDGET, IT SEEMS TO ME YOU’VE GOT SOME BIG DECISIONS TO MAKE. WHAT TO CUT, THOWCH CUT AND WHAT TO LEAVE INCH HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHAT TO LEAVE IN A $77 BILLION BUDGET? WELL, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS PUTTING MONEY BACK IN YOUR POCKET. $500 MILLION IN TAX CUTS. $400 MILLION WAS A CHARLIE CRIST TAX INCREASE ON MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION. THEN I GO THROUGH THE BUDGET LINE BY LINE. I HAVE UNTIL JUNE 4th. WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE STATE? WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE RUSH FOR YOU YAO AS A TAXPAYER. THAT’S HOW I LOOK AT IT. A RECENT TAX WATCHDOG GROUP FOUND THERE ARE TAX TURKEYS, ITEMS IN THE BUDGET THAT WEREN’T VETTED IN PUBLIC BY THE STATE LEGISLATURE. ARE YOU GOING TO GO THROUGH THE BUDGET AND IDENTIFY ANY WASTEFUL SPENDING? I THINK ONE IS A FOUNTAIN IN WEST PALM BEACH THAT TAXPAYERS ARE PAYING FOR. I GO THROUGH EVERY LINE AND SAY WHAT’S THE RETURN FOR THE TAXPAYERS? IT’S YOUR MONEY. THE MOST IMPORTANT TTING THIS YEAR BECAUSE $500 MILLION TAX CUT FOR FLORIDA FAMILIES TO PUT MONEY BACK IN YOUR POCKET. SO YOU CAN AFFORD A HOUSE OR CAR, PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE. I REMEMBER WHAT MY FAMILY WAS LIKE STRUGGLING TO STAY IN THE HOUSE WE WERE IN AND MY PARENTS LOSING THEIR CARS. HIGH-SPEED RAIL IN FLORIDA STARTING TO GAIN STEAM AGAIN. AT FIRST YOU REJECTED FEDERAL MONEY TO HELP BUILD HIGH-SPEED RAIL, BUT NOW YOU HAVE PLEDGED OVER $200 MILLION TO HELP SUPPORT ALL ABOARD FLORIDA. WE RAN A STORY THIS MORNING, RESIDENTS ALONG THE COAST ARE NOT TOO KEEN ON THE IDEA OF A HIGH-SPEED RAIL ZIPPING BY THEIR HOMES. WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THEM? FIRST OFF, THIS IS A 100% PRIVATE VENTURE. THE STATE IS NOT INVESTING IN IT. WE’RE NOT PUTTING YOUR MONEY UP. WHAT I DID ASK ALL ABOARD DO SIT DOWN WITH THE RESIDENTS ALONG THE TRACKS AND GET THEIR FEEDBACK. UNDERSTAND WHAT THEIR CONCERNS ARE AND ADDRESS THEIR CONCERNS. THIS IS A 100% PRIVATE, TOTALLY DIFFERENT THAN THE FEDERAL PROJECT. ARE YOU FOR IT OR AGAINST IT? WELL, IT’S A PRIVATE COMPANY. THEY GET TO MAKE THE DECISION. IT’S THEIR TRACK. BUT YOU ARE SUPPORTING IT, RIGHT? WELL, IT’S A PRIVATE COMPANY. THEY GET TO DECIDE. CHARLOTTE’S WEB, HAVE YOU SIGNED IT YET? I HAVEN’T CYBERRED IT YET, BUT I’M GOING TO SIGN IT. HERE’S WHAT I THINK: I’LL MAKE SURE YOUR FAMILY GETS THE HEALTH CARE YOU NEED. AT THE SAME TIME, I WANT TO MAKE SURE IT’S SAFE FOR OUR CHILDREN. THIS IS PRIMARY FOR OUR CHILDREN THAT HAVE EPILEPSY. SO I’LL BE SIGNING THIS, BUT I REALLY CARE ABOUT MAKING SURE IT’S SAFE FOR YOUR CHILDREN. FINALLY, WE’VE BEEN SEEING A DIFFERENT SIDE OF YOU LATELY, A NEW AD THAT HAS AIRED SHOWS YOU WITH YOUR GRANDSON, IS THIS CHANGE IN YOUR STRATEGY BECAUSE AT FIRST YOU CAME OUT SWINGING AT CHARLIE CRIST WITH TAKE ADS. NOW ALL OF SAUDEN YOU’RE SHOWING YOUR SOFTER SIDE. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN TO SHOOT THE AD. HE’S TWO AND A HALF YEARS OLD. HE WAS FINALLY SAYING, GRAND PARK LET’S GET TO WORK. LET’S SIT THERE FOR 30 SECONDS. I THINK HE WAS EATING CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES. SO MUCH FUN. I HAVE TWO DAUGHTERS, TWO SON-IN-LAWS AND THREE GRANDKIDS. I WANT THEM TO LIVE THE DREAM LIKE I DID. I GET TO LIVE IN A COUNTRY FROM PUBLIC HOUSING TO THE GOVERNOR OF THE GREATEST STATE IN THE COUNTRY. GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT, THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY TODAY. A REMIND GOFER RICK SCOTT AND HIS EXPECTED OPPONENT. DEMOCRAT CHARLIE CRIST WILL BE PART OF A LIVE DEBATE THIS FALL AND YOU CAN ONLY SEE IT RIGHT HERE ON WPBF 25. IT ALL HAPPENS ON THE CAMPUS OF

    CSX Signal & Railroad Crossing Storage with Spur Florida
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    CSX Signal & Railroad Crossing Storage with Spur Florida

    September 1, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here at Riviera Beach right next to Highway 710 Florida And I just saw, aside from this spur over here, This is a storage for CSX. I’m going to show you now where they store all their crossing gates and signal boxes. That’s where I was earlier. Over there, on the other side of the fence. Standing right over there and here we go. A CSX no trespassing sign. Signal boxes here. Foundations and bases for crossings gates. Oh Opa Locka, look at that! signal boxes and then over here we get to the nitty gritty. crossing gates and cross bucks. See some crossing gates there. oh look signals! The Darth Vaders. See inside the bases there. see all the connections. It’s like finding buried treasure huh? This one is resting in peace over here. Rolls of wire there. OK ladies and gentlemen, Please subscribe like, or share! And I thank you very much for viewing. take care, bye bye

    Malfunctioning Railroad Crossing Lights & CSX Train
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    Malfunctioning Railroad Crossing Lights & CSX Train

    August 28, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, this is where today’s video takes place. You’ll see on the left you have Highway 710. To the right you have North Lake Blvd with the pavement marking and the crossing in the background. And then you see that CSX Train Q453 is going to be heading East bound. And as the crossing is down you’re going to see that the lights malfunction quite a lot. So here comes the video. Sit back and enjoy. Ready, set, go! That right there was the first glitch. Comment below how many you see throughout the entire video. WC Hayes signal base WC Hayes gate mechanism I believe those are Safe Tran lights. This is track view East Track view West. Please Subscribe or Like! Over and out.

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    West Palm Beach unveils new safety measures at railroad crossings

    August 27, 2019


    SIONS AT CROSSINGS OVER THE PAST YEAR. TERRI PARKER HAS THE STORY FROM WEST PALM BEACH. TERRI: THE CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH IS HOPING IF THESE CROSSING GATES BEING DOWN ISN’T ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU STOP, THESE PAINTED SIGNS ON THE SIDEWALKS MIGHT GIVE YOU PAUSE. BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY, FAST TRAI THE NEW BRIGHTLINE TRAINS USUALLY ZOOM THROUGH CROSSINGS AT ALMOST 80 MILES PER HOUR. AND THE MAYOR OF WEST PALM BEACH HAS A MESSAGE.>>YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO OUTRUN A TRI-RAIL TRAIN. YOU CAN’T OUTRUN A BRIGHTLINE TRAIN. TERRI: THE CITY UNVEILING NEW PAINTED SIDEWALK SIGNS WARNING PEOPLE, SEE TRACKS, THINK TRAIN. WILL THEY HELP SAVE LIVES?>>GETTING THEM TO LOOK DOWN IS ONE THING. BUT THAT SHOULD HELP WITH THEM CROSSING. TERRI: IT SAYS SEE TRACKS, THINK TRAIN. YOU THINK THAT WILL KEEP PEOPLE FROM RUNNING ACROSS AND BEATING THE TRAIN? YOU THINK THAT HELPS YOU? NOT PAYING ATTENTION. MOST PEOPLE ARE LOOKING DOWN ON THEIR PHONE AND SEE THAT YELLO THING ON THE SIDEWALK, THEY’LL PROBABLY STOP. TERRI: THE CITY WILL BE PAINTING THE WARNINGS AT ALL THE DOWNTOWN CROSSINGS FOR BRIGHTLINE AND FOR TRI-RAIL, HOPING PEOPLE WILL GET THE MESSAGE.>>PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE STUPID ENOUGH TO WANT TO WALK THROUGH A MOVING TRAIN, BUT OK. TERRI: FOUR PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED BY THE NEW HIGH-SPEED BRIGHTLINE TRAINS SINCE JULY, AS THEY EITHER RODE THEIR BIKES ACROSS OR TRIED TO OUTRUN THE TRAIN.>>WE HAVE SEEN VIDEOS, WE HAVE SEEN PEOPLE GOING OVER THE TRACKS WHEN THE GATES ARE DOWN. IF YOU SEE TRACKS, THINK TRAINS.

    Bizarre discovery: Cow tongues left on railroad tracks in Sebastian
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    Bizarre discovery: Cow tongues left on railroad tracks in Sebastian

    August 22, 2019


    WITH LIVE, LOCAL, LATE BREAKING NEWS. GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYBODY I AM FELICIA RODROGUEZ. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TODAY. BIZARRE DISCOVERY SHUTS DOWN RAILROAD TRACK. ERIN GUY IS HE IS SHERIFF OFFICE REMEMBER DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR THE WOMAN WHO LEFT UNUSUAL PACKAGES RIGHT THERE ON THE TRACKS. ERIN? LIKE YOU SAID THEY ARE TRYING TO FIND SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THIS OFFERING $1,000 REWARD FOR INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED OVER THE WEEKEND. THEY ARE BEING LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO DROPPED OFF SUSPICOUS PACKAGE ON RAILROAD. LET’S SHOW YOU SOME PICTURES RIGHT OFF THE TOP. SOMEONE SAW ANOTHER PERSON LEAVING PACKAGE ON THE RAILROAD TRACKS AT ROAD LYNN ROAD. NOW, SHERIFF OFFICE TOOK IT VERY SERIOUSLY WHAT THEY FOUND WAS PACK WANT WIRE, INSIDE THEY FOUND COW TONGUES WITH NAILS AND PINS INSIDE. HERE 9-1-1 THAT JUST CAME INTO THE NEWS ROOM OF THE PERSON WHO SAW SOMEONE LEAVING THE PACKAGE. THERE IS WITH A WOMAN WHO GOT OUT OF HER CAR SHE HAD A WEIRD THING ON HER HEAD LIKE MAYBE SHE WAS A CANCER PATIENT. SHE WAS PUTTING STUFF ON THE RAILWAY TRACK AND GOING UP TO — CAME BACK AND AS WE COULD SEE STUFF LAYING ON RAILROAD TRACK. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS. IF IT IS JUST RETURN BUT IT IS JUST IT REALLY WEIRD. WHILE THIS MAY SOUND UNUSUAL TO YOU AND I HERE AT THE SHERIFF OFFICE THEY HAVE HEARD OF SOMETHING LIKE THIS BEFORE. DEPUTIES SAY THIS RELIGION THAT COMBINES CHRISTIANITY AND WEST AFRICAN BELIEFS AGAIN THEY ARE TRYING FIND ANY ONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT WHO MAY HAVE LEFT THIS THEY ARE ASKING YOU TO

    Surprise Train & Railroad Crossing Tour
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    Surprise Train & Railroad Crossing Tour

    August 20, 2019


    Okay guys and gals were over here today in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This is a Sterling road Off in the distance there is I 95 which is looking westbound Sorry that’s looking east bound This is looking westbound, and then this is gonna be today’s crossing over here It’s a huge crossing, you even got Vaders back here so I’ll show you that So then here you got emergency contact info it’s maintained by the SFRTA, but this means it’s the CSX S line milepost and the crossing number and then I think this cantilever might be a Premiere No, it’s an MI modern industries I don’t know if this is looks like a sign that flew off in the hurricane or something then you got a premiere signal base right there WC Hayes gate mechanism safe tran lights, look at that Three different manufactures here. like an all-you-can-eat buffet. Safe tran bracket and WC hayes mechanical Bell Reco lights on the crossing gate The lights on the Cantilever are MI look at that Those are old school & Those are incandescent You can tell by that dark red lens and inside I can see, there’s one wire, okay so that’s this side. Back there is the relay case track view north This track sees a tri rail CSX and Amtrak as you can see they’re polished It sees a lot of activity Here you got the pedestrian crossing gate This one has a Safe tran signal base a Safe tran gate mechanism I believe it has a fiberglass, Yeah, that’s fiberglass notice the fibers on it. old school Do Not stop on tracks And then here we got a safe tran signal base Safe tran gate mechanism safe tran bracket safe tran lights Let me go ahead and cross here It’s a pretty busy street in FT Lauderdale, okay? So here we got two crossing gates one for this side and one for that side It’s a huge crossing, okay safe tran gate mechanism Safe tran signal base Safe tran lights safe tran bracket all around safe tran and Rico lights on the crossing gate; these are incandescent This gate covers the westbound traffic, so this is a Double safe tran signal base over here safe tran gate Mechanism, safe tran lights safe tran bracket Reco lights on the crossing gate and then there we got a next train coming thru here has a green I gotta get the green! You see school, just let out so there’s lot of traffic here Dam okay As I’m still waiting for the cars to subside show you a shot of the crossing from this angle I think I could make a run for it Oh my goodness Okay, made it Now we’re on the south side of the crossing And There you can see the Vader’s which have replaced all the old, whoa whoa? Whoa look at that Told you we have a green crossing activates There’s our boy right there Northbound tri rail led by 516 I think it has a GP in the back Okay, so then on this side you got the emergency contact info as we saw on that side We got an mi cantilever here Premier signal base WC Hayes gate mechanism safe tran lights all around As you saw, those are incandescent E bell and then the cantilever has MI bracket MI lights Those lights up top are also MI Old school you can see those are my favorite visors. The ones that are not squared at the end This side still has a green by the way look at this I don’t know if you can see on the phone, but the bottom one is on red the top one is green Track view south This one’s all red Do not stop on tracks, safe tran signal base The Sterling Road A relay case Safe tran gate mechanism, safe tran gate mechanism you got two here Safe tran gate mechanism Safe tran signal base safe tran signal base Those are Safe tran lights with the visors I don’t like And this little guy is sporting a safe tran gate mechanism, yeah Now let me go see those the median crossings over there Good I got that red right see the top of those visors are faded old as hell Here you see there’s a double signal base singular single base Safe tran Safe tran gate mechanism safe tran lights reco lights on the crossing gate Safe tran signal base is also a safe tran gate mechanism yeah Safe tran lights reco lights on the crossing gate, alright guys. Let me show you what it looks like from afar on this side This guy’s a good driver you stop right before the tracks Okay a little bit further Cross the road Okay as usual, I’m going to include a Google Maps into this location, so I’m gonna show where I’m at Stirling Road & Sw 20th Street alright guys please subscribe or like thank you very much for viewing Over and out

    What Does This Railroad Crossing Look Like 64 Years After ?
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    What Does This Railroad Crossing Look Like 64 Years After ?

    August 20, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here your railroad archaeologist, so today’s time machine is gonna take us back to the year 1955 specifically Fort Lauderdale Florida
    1955 we’re gonna visit a seaboard crossing that was originally built in
    1926 and when this picture was taken it was 29 years after it was built so we’re
    gonna see some coconut trees we’re gonna see some the forest outhouses we’re
    gonna see traffic jam old cars this picture is gonna be very very nice I
    like it in fact I wish we could return to those times and then after the
    picture I’m gonna show you what it looks like nowadays I went to the location and
    took a video and you’re gonna compare the picture to the video one after the
    other and you’re gonna let me know what you think in the comments guys I
    personally like 1955 butter but yeah keep an eye on the original seaboard
    crossing with a placard ugh no stop on red signals the coconut trees yeah um if
    you haven’t subscribed to my channel please subscribe so you can see videos
    like this hit the notification bus you can get alerts too when I upload my
    videos and enjoy this video let me know what you think down below guys you and welcome to 2019 ladies and gentlemen
    this is what it looks like nowadays so you remember that lovely little road
    crossing that was there with the house on the other side looking east ok so
    right now that overpass here is an extension of Broward Boulevard going
    east on to i-95 notice that on the other side of the bushes there is 595 sorry
    i-95 there are the tracks right there and then that overpass right there is Broward
    Boulevard take a little bit closer so here we are this is where the crossing
    used to be that’s probable of art that’s facing east I’m gonna go up on top now
    and show you guys what it looks like from above okay ladies and gentlemen
    here you have it I’m gonna include the Google Maps inks
    in this location so you guys can follow along with me
    sorry I’m a bit winded I just finished climbing that right there it’s tougher
    than it looks okay so at this very spot is where those
    two little possible and the lights the original seat boy don’t cross it that’s a try real station you can see
    the sign right there by the light post says 5 94 95 south so yeah big big difference call me crazy but uh I’d
    rather have it as it was before but you guys please check out one of my
    other videos please subscribe if you haven’t that notification Bell thank you
    for viewing take care sayonara