None - Millions of people live along the nearly 3,000 miles of train track in Florida. In fact, there are almost 200 miles in Orange County alone.
Steps from the Beachline in Taft, WFTV found fuel tank train cars sitting unfenced, and apparently unsecured.
Two days earlier, WFTV walked right up with a
Orange County resident Johnny Walker has lived near the tracks for 40 years.
He said he sees trains with hazardous material sit "for hours. Sometimes for a whole day -- a 24-hour period," he said.
In spot after spot, track-side fencing is trampled down.
Rail workers tipped WFTV off, worried that unattended trains and cargo are a target for
Last summer, evidence found in Osama bin Laden's compound indicated the possibility of terror attacks on American railroads.
On a weekday afternoon, WFTV was in the area of
"It's a very dangerous situation that can get ugly quickly," Walker said.
Nationwide regulations require anyone transporting hazardous materials to "comply with a security plan
Investigations usually happen only after a formal complaint. It leaves some questioning who takes the
"Who is there from the local standpoint in the Orlando area that's actually out there looking at these side rails to see if they are hazardous material?" personal injury attorney Eric Hewko said.
Several train operators use the tracks where WFTV found unattended cars. The cars' owner, CSX, admits it's an imperfect
Train operators aren't necessarily breaking the rules by leaving the cars unattended for short periods.
The rail companies said it's in their financial interest to move the product as quickly as possible.