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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Bilirakis Fights to Protect Residents of Safety Harbor

September 27, 2017
Press Release

For Immediate Release

September 25, 2017

Press Contacts:

Summer Robertson 727-232-2921


Bilirakis Fights to Protect Residents of Safety Harbor


Safety Harbor, FL  – Congressman Bilirakis directed a formal inquiry with request for follow-up action to senior CSX officials today, asking for their immediate attention to two pressing public safety issues in Safety Harbor.  The first issue is the poor conditions at the intersection of the road and tracks located within the city limits on Phillippe Parkway, south of 580.  Many residents have expressed concerns about the dangerous circumstances which have resulted in drivers frequently entering oncoming traffic lanes to avoid substantial damage to their vehicles. The second concern is surrounding Railroad Avenue, an area that was originally approved for a crossing arm due to safety concerns; however installation has not yet occurred.  The Congressman has recently been successful in getting CSX to take action in other parts of his district where safety concerns had become an issue and he looks forward to similar results in these matters.


When it comes to issues of public safety, we have to press the parties involved to take immediate action to protect residents.  I fully expect that CSX will once again address these concerns in a timely manner and I will continue to advocate on behalf of my constituents until a satisfactory resolution is reached,” said Congressman Bilirakis.


For more information, please see the letter sent to CSX officials here.