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Train speed needs to be regulated better

By Victoria Advocate
Aug. 15, 2014 at 1:12 p.m.


Editor, the Advocate:

Who regulates the speed a train travels through town? Some of these trains seem to be very long, and when a train is going east or west, it travels very slowly, blocking up to four intersections. This can block emergency vehicles or someone trying to get to the hospital, etc.

What if something tragic happens because the train interferes with someone dealing with an emergency? My point is that trains need to speed up to keep from blocking intersections for sometimes as long as 15 minutes. I have witnessed a stopped train keeping a fire truck from getting to an emergency.

Julian Trevino, Victoria

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