Name: Robert Pines
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 March 2017
Well l@n RAILROAD WHORE WHO LIKES RAILROADS KILLING PEOPLE TODAY
March 17, 2017
Letter to the Editor:
In the article Union Pacific proposes closing two Tama crossings you
forgot to mention that Union Pacific will just take the existing
crossing lights/gates/electronic shed/electronics worth over $200,000
that WE paid for.
The equipment will be shined up and we will pay the same four times
real costs prices elsewhere which is basically US receiving stolen
Plus Union Pacific saves/makes $1,000s a year in maintenance fees where
the signals don't exist on the two crossing. It isn't even legal to
use $15,000 state railroad safety funds (OUR MONEY) on the 993rd and
1,027 most dangerous crossings in the state by Federal statutes that
say fix the most dangerous crossings first.
The pedestrians who have a walking surface--signals-train horns now
will still cross the rough tracks with no signals or train horns being
human nature to take the shortest route. The winner for Union Pacific
these pedestrians who become scrapes are then in the dirty rotten
trespasser kill column.
So will the trains magically levitate where the 270 vehicles a day are
funneled to? Do these drivers get compensated for time and vehicle
expenses? The Federal records show NO problem with either crossing
since 1980. If UP is so concerned why aren't they in jail for creating
a public safety hazard to start with?