Article 241 of 21946 articles posted under "Safety First?"


Name: Robert  Pines
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 May 2017

So CSX will steal two complete crossing sets and resale elsewhere at
full price.Even though the two given are the most safe in the city. Two
more sets of gates don't go in because of the states $400,000 over
payment out of the safety budget which is $40,000 a year CSX
makes/saves on the missing four crossings maintenance. Crank them there
trains up a few MPH idiots. How much of this the Unions get in
9 0.021533 142181Y CSX OH SENECA TIFFIN HOLMES STREET 0 0 0 0 0 GT 52 2
60 YES 2 598
11 0.020042 142189D CSX OH SENECA TIFFIN NORTH MONROE STREET 0 0 0 0 0
GT 51 2 50 YES 2 458
(A) the amount of the incentive payment paid to the government with
respect to the crossing by the railroad concerned under paragraph (2);
(B) $7,500. Head of
railroad signal union to congress for quad crossing gates
...The only modification required is the installation of two
additionalgate mechanisms and a timing device that would allow vehicles
to exit the crossing before lowering the gates across the traffic exit
(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.

In other business, council unanimously approved a railroad safety
improvement plan, which is to close two railroad crossings.Montz said
the project, administered by the Ohio Rail Development Commission,
initially called for closure of the North Monroe Street crossing.He
said ORDC and CSX representatives later recommended also closing the
Holmes Street crossing. Each closure could earn the city an additional
$200,000-$225,000 for the project. Montz said the administration backs
the new proposal because the project could be of no cost to the city
and solves a safety issue. The two crossings were deemed as the most
dangerous in the city by the Federal Railroad Administration. The
project also will introduce enhanced safety features at the other
crossings in the city. Montz said last week he was told by federal
railroad officials the city had to close the crossings or spend
$350,000-$400,000 per crossing to add four-quadrant gate systems to be
considered for a citywide quiet zone. The quiet zone would stop
conductors from sounding horns within the city.

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