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Petitioning CSX

Pinellas Passenger Rail (Hurricane Evacuation Alternative)

 
by Warren Davis May 29, 2018
 
 
 

29.991 NEEDED

TARGET 30.000 SIGNATURES 9 supporters
 
0.03% COMPLETED
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Natural disasters are becoming stronger and more frequent. The only thing worse than a crisis situation is negative human behavior connected to it, which intensifies stress. Pinellas County has the highest population density in the Sunshine State.  It's a peninsula bordered by Tampa Bay on the east, the mouth on the south and Gulf of Mexico on the west. It is better known by the name of  it's two largest cities, St. Petersburg & Clearwater. I am one of 40, 000 visually impaired residents here.  The definition of legally blind is not being able to obtain a drivers license by law due to their poor ssight. My son has been hesitant to acquire his because of anxiety . On the other hand, my daughter's  procrastination is from depression. Those who can actually operate motor vehicles without these issues would be forced to escape to the north if bridges/causeways are compromised from a major storm. Me & my kids chose but to hunker-down for Hurricane Maria. News broadcasts reported things like diluted fuel sold by unscrupulous gas station operators that crippled cars on already congested roadways. These blocked thoroughfares would be useless to those on Greyhound or chartered tour buses. Then, there were airlines that canceled flights after  accepting payment from customers choosing to flee to safety via sky. Validated rumors of utility company employees taking bribes to restore power grids based on neighborhood net worth when lives are in the balance. Boats are virtually obsolete needing to navigate choppy surf. Can you Imagine if tsunamis become a problem? The perfect option currently not available is train service on existing freight lines. This would provide a relatively traffic free exit during emergencies as well as a convenient entrance for vacationers and commuters during normalcy. Here is a polite but urgent nudge to politicians & corporations possibly overlooking low income folks such as retired seniors, military veterans and disabled communities. The 2018 tropical cyclone season is predicted to be extra dangerous.  Able-bodied citizens that voted no on proposals like ObamaRail and Greenlight Pinellas should simply picture the streets around this resort market-metropolitan area during Super Bowl LV for added motivation. Snowbirds and other foreign visitors have a special invitation to participate. By the way, solar powered trolleys promote the reversal of global warming! Natural disasters are becoming stronger and more frequent. The only thing worse than a crisis situation is negative human behavior connected to it, which intensifies stress. Pinellas County has the highest population density in the Sunshine State.  It's a peninsula bordered by Tampa Bay on the east, the mouth on the south and Gulf of Mexico on the west. It is better known by the name of  it's two largest cities, St. Petersburg & Clearwater. I am one of 40, 000 visually impaired residents here.  The definition of legally blind is not being able to obtain a drivers license by law due to their poor ssight. My son has been hesitant to acquire his because of anxiety . On the other hand, my daughter's  procrastination is from depression. Those who can actually operate motor vehicles without these issues would be forced to escape to the north if bridges/causeways are compromised from a major storm. Me & my kids chose but to hunker-down for Hurricane Irma. News broadcasts reported things like diluted fuel sold by unscrupulous gas station operators that crippled cars on already congested roadways. These blocked thoroughfares would be useless to those on Greyhound or chartered tour buses. Then, there were airlines that canceled flights after  accepting payment from customers choosing to flee to safety via sky. Validated rumors of utility company employees taking bribes to restore power grids based on neighborhood net worth when lives are in the balance. Boats are virtually obsolete needing to navigate choppy surf. Can you Imagine if tsunamis become a problem? The perfect option currently not available is train service on existing freight lines. This would provide a relatively traffic free exit during emergencies as well as a convenient entrance for vacationers and commuters during normalcy. Here is a polite but urgent nudge to politicians & corporations possibly overlooking low income folks such as retired seniors, military veterans and disabled communities. The 2018 tropical cyclone season is predicted to be extra dangerous.  Able-bodied citizens that voted no on proposals like ObamaRail and Greenlight Pinellas should simply picture the streets around this resort market-metropolitan area during Super Bowl LV for added motivation. Snowbirds and other foreign visitors have a special invitation to participate. By the way, solar powered trolleys promote the reversal of global warming! (https://www.change.org/p/csx-pinellas-county-passenger-rail-florida-hurricane-tsunami-relief?recruiter=870989433&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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