A crossing guard, employed for extra safety at the railroad tracks when Brightline trains cross intersections. runs to move a traffic cone out of the street at the intersection of Northeast 20th St. and North Miami Avenue in this June 4, 2018 file photo. The guards place the cones in the roads as the high-speed trains pass to keep cars at a safe distance from the tracks.
A crossing guard, employed for extra safety at the railroad tracks when Brightline trains cross intersections. runs to move a traffic cone out of the street at the intersection of Northeast 20th St. and North Miami Avenue in this June 4, 2018 file photo. The guards place the cones in the roads as the high-speed trains pass to keep cars at a safe distance from the tracks. Emily Michot emichot@miamiherald.com
A crossing guard, employed for extra safety at the railroad tracks when Brightline trains cross intersections. runs to move a traffic cone out of the street at the intersection of Northeast 20th St. and North Miami Avenue in this June 4, 2018 file photo. The guards place the cones in the roads as the high-speed trains pass to keep cars at a safe distance from the tracks. Emily Michot emichot@miamiherald.com

Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, a 2017 Media Excellence Awards winner, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, municipal government and general assignment. He started his career in the Features department at the Miami Herald in 1991.