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    You should never drive across a railroad track when gates are lowered

    August 15, 2019


    CIARA: THE RAILROAD CROSSING GATES ON FRONT STREET IN WEST SPRINGFIELD WERE LOWERED THIS WEEKEND, DESPITE THERE BEING NO TRAIN COMING THROUGH AT THE TIME. 22NEWS REPORTER MIKE MASCIADRELLI FOUND OUT WHY ITS NEVER SAFE TO DRIVE AROUND THOSE GATES. MIKE MASCIADRELLI: DRIVING OVER THE TRACKS WHEN THE GATES ARE DOWN, WHETHER A TRAIN IS COMING OR NOT, IS DANGEROUS AND ILLEGAL. A 22NEWS VIEWER SENT US THIS VIDEO OF CARS DRIVING AROUND THE LOWERED RAILROAD CROSSING GATES ON SATURDAY THE GATES HAD BEEN REPAIRED BY EARLY SATURDAY NIGHT. CSX DIDN’T SAY WHAT CAUSED THE GATES TO GO DOWN SATURDAY, BUT THEY SAID THE OPERATION OF THE CROSSING COULD BE AFFECTED BY EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS LIKE HEAVY RAIN OR SNOW. THEY ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO REPORT ANY RAILROAD CROSSING ISSUES IMMEDIATELY. NICK DUGAN: WEST HARTFORD, CT FIRST I’D WAIT. SAFETY SHOULD BE THE MOST UTMOST IMPORTANCE I WOULD THINK. IF THERE ARE NO FIRST RESPONDERS THERE, HOPEFULLY SOMEONE WOULD TAKE INITIATIVE. I DONT THINK SOMEONE SHOULD JUST GO AROUND. MIKE : CSX SAID YOU SHOULD ALWAYS ASSUME A TRAIN IS COMING WHEN THE GATES ARE DOWN, SINCE TRAINS CAN RUN ON ANY TRACK, IN ANY DIRECTION, AT ANY TIME. MASSDOT WILL SOON BE INSTALLING “RAILROAD CROSSING WARNING SIGNS” ON STREETS AROUND THE FRONT STREET RAILRAOD CROSSING THEY HOPE TO HAVE THE SIGNS OPERATIONAL THIS SUMMER. LIVE IN SPRINGFIELD, MM, 22NEWS.

    Two railroad companies fined $90K for failing to follow safe waste management practices
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    Two railroad companies fined $90K for failing to follow safe waste management practices

    August 14, 2019


    BROUGHT TO THE HOSPITAL. OSHA WAS CALLED IN TO INVESTIGATE WHAT HAPPENED. ASHLEY: THE STATE IS PENALIZING TWO RAILROAD COMPANIES FOR FAILING TO FOLLOW SAFE WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES. 22NEWS REPORTER MIKE MASCIADRELLI JOINS US FROM OUR FRANKLIN COUNTY BUREAU TO EXPLAIN THE VIOLATIONS. MIKE MASCIADRELLI: THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IS FINING BOTH PAN AM RAILWAYS AND THE BOSTON & MAINE CORPORATION $90 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR ABANDONING THEIR RAILROAD TIES IN MULTIPLE WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS TOWNS. MASSDEP SPOKESWOMAN CATHERINE SKIBA TOLD 22NEWS THE TWO RAILROAD COMPANIES SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH THEM IN 2013, REQUIRING THEM TO PROPERLY DISPOSE OF THEIR RAILROAD TIES. SCEEBA SAID THEY ISSUED THEM FINES AFTER FINDING LARGE PAN AM AND BOSTON AND MAINE RAIL TIE PILES IN GREENFIELD, BUCKLAND, AND HATFIELD. THOUSANDS OF PAN AM RAILROAD TIES CAUGHT FIRE IN JUNE OF 2017 IN A GRAVEL PIT ON ROUTE 142 IN NORTHFIELD. CHIEF SKIP DUNNELL: NORTHFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT IF THEY ARE STACKING THE TIES IN ANY COMMUNITY, THEY HAVE TO NOTIFY THE COMMUNITY OF WHATS GOING ON. BECAUSE THERE IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND A FIRE RELATED IMPACT. MIKE MASCIADRELLI: CHIEF DUNNELL TOLD 22NEWS THE RAIL TIES HAD BEEN SITTING IN THE GRAVEL PIT ON ROUTE 142 FOR MORE THAN 8 MONTHS AND PAN AM NEVER TOLD THE TOWN THEY WERE KEEPING THEIR RAILROAD TIES THERE. . DUNNELL SAID RAILROAD TIES CAN BE VERY SUSCEPTIBLE TO FIRES SINCE MANY ARE SOAKED IN THE OIL, CREOSOTE. LIVE IN GREENFIELD, FOR 22NEWS,

    Police look to educate drivers on dangers of railroad crossings
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    Police look to educate drivers on dangers of railroad crossings

    August 13, 2019


    MACHADO FOR 22NEWS. ASHLEY: THE NORTHAMPTON POLICE DEPARTMENT IS EDUCATING RESIDENTS ON THE DANGERS OF RAILROAD CROSSINGS. 22NEWS REPORTER TASHANEA WHITLOW JOINS US LIVE FROM OUR HAMPSHIRE COUNTY BUREAU, WHERE POLICE ARE URGING EVERONE TO TAKE LIFE-SAVING PRECAUTIONS. TASHANEA: NORTHAMPTON POLICE TOLD 22NEWS THEY SEE PEOPLE STOP ON THE TRACKS WHILE WAITING FOR THE TRAFFIC LIGHT TO TURN GREEN ON DAMON ROAD. THEY SAY THIS IS DANGEROUS, AS WELL AS ILLEGAL. DAMON ROAD IS ONE OF NORTHAMPTON’S BUSIEST STREETS. COMPLICATING THE TRAFFIC SITUATION, TRAIN TRACKS CROSS DAMON ROAD. THAT’S WHY THE NORTHAMPTON POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS TEAMED UP WITH THE FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION TO PROVIDE LIFE SAVING ADVICE ABOUT CROSSING TRAIN TRACKS. IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE IN AN AREA AND THE TRAIN IS COMING VACANT THAT AREA. TRY NOT TO RACE THE TRAIN. TRAINS COME THRU HERE PRETTY QUICK. TASHANEA: POLICE URGE YOU TO USE COMMON SENSE, AND KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE FROM THE TRACKS. OBEY ALL TRAFFIC SIGNS. AND BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS. TASHANEA: THURSDAY AFTERNOON POLICE WILL BE HANDING OUT INFORMATIONAL PAMPHLETS ABOUT THE DOS AND DONTS OF DRIVING THRU RAIL ROAD CROSSINGS AND OVER TRAIN TRACKS. REPORTING LIVE FROM OUR HAMPSHIRE COUNTY BUREAU, TW

    Chicopee, Amtrak police focusing on railroad crossing safety
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    Chicopee, Amtrak police focusing on railroad crossing safety

    August 13, 2019


    NOTHING OF CONCERN INSIDE THE JUGS. DRIVERS ARE SUPPOSED TO STOP THEIR CARS WHEN THEY SEE RED LIGHTS FLASHING AT A RAILROAD CROSSING.. BUT NOT EVERYONE FOLLOWS THOSE RULES. 22NEWS REPORTER TAMARA SACHARCZYK WAS AT A RAILROAD CROSSING IN CHICOPEE TODAY …WHERE THE FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION AND LOCAL POLICE REMINDED DRIVERS …ABOUT THE DANGERS. IF YOU COME TO A RAILROAD CROSSING AND SEE LIGHTS FLASHING, OR A GATE CLOSING.. YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO STOP YOUR CAR AND WAIT. BUT – OFTENTIMES, DRIVERS WILL TRY AND RUSH THROUGH ANYWAYS.. A RISKY DECISION – THAT COULD BECOME DEADLY. WE WERE AT THE RAILROAD CROSSING ON PLAINFIELD STREET IN CHICOPEE THIS MORNING. CHICOPEE POLICE, AMTRAK POLICE, AND THE F.R.A WERE HANDING OUT INFORMATIONAL PACKETS TO DRIVERS.. TO REMIND THEM – HOW TO STAY SAFE AROUND RAILROAD CROSSINGS. THE F.R.A RECOMMENDS – LEAVING AT LEAST 15 FEET BETWEEN THE REAR OF YOUR CAR AND THE NEAREST RAIL, TO PREVENT GETTING STUCK ON THE TRACKS. THEY ALSO URGE YOU TO LOOK BOTH WAYS, AND STOP, IF YOU SEE A TRAIN COMING. THERE ARE NEARLY 6,000 CAR-RELATED TRAIN ACCIDENTS EVERY YEAR, ACCORDING TO FEDERAL DATA. MANY OF THOSE CRASHES OCCUR WHEN A DRIVER MISJUDGES THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THEIR CAR, AND THE TRAIN. WE DON’T WANT A FATALITY, AND IT’S TOO EASY TO HAPPEN BECAUSE THAT TRAIN CATCHES UP TO YOU.. THE DEPTH PERCEPTION, SORT OF LIKE AN AIRLINER COMING IN, YOU THINK IT’S WAY FAR BACK THERE, BUT IN REALITY IT’S NOT. THIS YEAR ALONE, AT LEAST 5 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN CRASHES AT TRAIN CROSSINGS IN MASSACHUSETTS. 80 OTHERS HAVE BEEN INJURED. WE’LL SHOW YOU HOW COMMON THESE CRASHES OCCUR ACROSS THE COUNTRY, TONIGHT ON 22NEWS

    Woman crossing railroad tracks killed after being hit by a train in Springfield
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    Woman crossing railroad tracks killed after being hit by a train in Springfield

    August 12, 2019


    RICH: A WOMAN WAS KILLED TRYING TO CROSS THE TRAIN TRACKS IN SPRINGFIELD’S NORTH END ON MONDAY. 22NEWS REPORTER TAYLOR KNIGHT IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO AFTER SPEAKING WITH PEOPLE WHO SAY THEY NEED BETTER OPTIONS FOR CROSSING THE TRACKS. TAYLOR: THAT WOMAN WAS KILLED WHILE TRYING TO CROSS THE TRAIN TRACKS NEAR THE PLAINFIELD STREET SOCCER FIELD. PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE AREA TOLD 22NEWS THAT THE TRACKS PROVIDE A SHORT CUT TO REACH BIRNIE AVENUE AND MAIN STREET. BUT, AMTRAK SAID IT’S BOTH DANGEROUS AND ILLEGAL TO CROSS THE TRACKS ANYWHERE BUT A DESIGNATED CROSSING … AND IT COULD RESULT IN A $100 FINE. THERE ARE DESIGNATED CROSSINGS AT WASON AVENUE AND ROUTE 20, BUT ONE WOMAN TOLD 22NEWS, THIS PATH IS THE SAFEST OPTION THEY HAVE. MIRIAM GONZALEZ “THERE’S LIKE A SMALL AREA ON THE BRIDGETHAT’S REALLY TINY. TO ME, THAT’S A LOT MORE DANGEROUS THAN CROSSING THE TRAIN TRACKS. IF ANYTHING.” TAYLOR: MASSDOT IS PLANNING TO CONSTRUCT AN UNDERPASS THAT GOES UNDER THE TRAIN TRACKS, AND CONNECTS PLAINFIELD STREET TO BIRNIE AVE. A MASSDOT SPOKESPERSON TOLD 22NEWS THE PROJECT HAS BEEN DESIGNED, AND CONSTRUCTION SHOULD BEGIN LATER THIS SPRING. TAYLOR ON 22NEWS STARTING AT 5, HEAR FROM THE GRAND-DAUGHTER OF THE WOMAN WHO WAS KILLED, AND WHY SHE SAYS SHE WANTS JUSTICE FOR HER GRANDMOTHER.

    The Secret Train Station Under New York City
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    The Secret Train Station Under New York City

    August 12, 2019


    This video was made possible by Blue Apron. The first 50 people to sign up at the link
    in the description will get $50 off their first two weeks. You’ve heard of the secret train system
    in DC, you’ve heard of the secret train platform in London, but have you heard of
    the secret train station in New York? I hope not because that’s this week’s
    dose of content. Let’s rewind 150 years to the era of not
    planes, trains, and not automobiles. In this time, the railroads coming from the
    north into New York City ended up at Grand Central Depot. This massive rail yard took up more than a
    dozen city-blocks in one of New York’s densest areas and so the owners of the station, the
    New York Central Railroad, saw an opportunity. They would put the entire rail yard underground,
    build a huge new station, sell all the freed up real estate, and get that bread. 10 years and 85 million cubic feet of dirt
    later Grand Central Terminal opened and it was actually pretty neat. It has more tracks and platforms than any
    other station in the world and today includes all sort of non-rail related things like a
    tennis club in the ceiling which was once run by a certain future US president. The station also had at one point, and this
    is true, a 65 foot indoor ski slope. As this implies, Grand Central was long at
    the center of American opulence as much of the country’s early wealth was earned by
    rail tycoons. Given that, on top of the now buried tracks,
    plenty of important buildings sprang up. In the area that was once the rail yards there
    is today the headquarters of the Colgate-Palmolive Company, JP Morgan, MetLife, Major League
    Baseball, and also the Waldorf Astoria hotel. This hotel has long been considered one of
    the world’s most prestigious and has been stayed at by countless celebrities. Up until 2015, when the hotel was bought by
    a Chinese company, the Waldorf Astoria was the place where US presidents stayed when
    they made their frequent visits to New York. The hotel has a lavish Presidential Suite
    that’s been stayed in by every US president between Herbert Hoover and Barack Obama and
    non-presidents like the Kings of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Spain, and Norway, the Queen of England,
    the Emperor of Japan, General Charles de Gaulle of France, and more. While it costs the general public between
    $4,000 and $8,000 to stay there per night, the hotel gives a generous discount to the
    US government and, by extension, the American taxpayer, and the room is even designed to
    emulate the style of the White House. Conveniently, the room is also about 500 feet
    above the Grand Central Tracks buried more than 100 years ago. Now, back in a time before private jets, the
    way that America’s richest and most powerful individuals got around without mingling with
    the normals was by private rail car. These would be hitched to the back of public
    trains and included dining rooms, kitchens, large bedrooms, lounges, and more. In the same way that US presidential candidates
    now often do speeches at airports in front of their planes, in the past candidates would
    do whistle-stop tours where they would make short speeches in small towns across America
    from the back of private rail-cars. Roosevelt was a particular fan of using these
    trains. Due to polio-induced paralysis, the bottom
    half of his body didn’t work but he did serve twice as many terms as any other US
    president so, equal? Unbelievably though, he was able to hide his
    handicap from most of the American public through careful coordination at events and
    the cooperation of the press. That’s why whenever he was seen standing
    he was holding on to someone or something. Giving speeches from the back of a railcar
    was therefore easy as he didn’t have to go far in public. While nowadays presidents fly on Air Force
    One to New York, Roosevelt would often make the trip by rail but arriving in Grand Central
    Station would be far too public to hide his ailment. His train therefore stopped a third of a mile
    short of Grand Central and was shunted to a small secret platform directly below the
    Waldorf Astoria hotel. From there, an elevator would take him up
    into the hotel. It’s unclear how many times FDR used this
    secret station as it was, of course, secret but its believed to have been used by plenty
    of presidents and celebrities since his era. The secret platform and elevator still exists
    today and, while its existence is no longer secret, we’re not always sure what it’s
    being used for. This inconspicuous door on 50th street is
    reportedly the entrance to the elevator down to the platform. We do know for sure that the platform has
    been used at least once in recent decades while a US president has stayed at the Waldorf
    Astoria. In 2003, while President Bush was staying
    there for a United Nations General Assembly session, an idling Metro-North train was kept
    at this platform ready to shuttle the president off Manhattan at any moment in case of emergency. While not confirmed, it’s assumed that this
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    Safety improvements planned for Longmeadow railroad crossing

    August 12, 2019


    NEW AT 10 ANC: SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS WILL BE MADE TO A LONGMEADOW RAILROAD CROSSING WHERE A DPW WORKER WAS KILLED LAST YEAR.. MASSDOT HAS COMMITTED $700- THOUSAND DOLLARS TO HELP AMTRAK MAKE SAFETY UPGRADES AT THE BIRNIE ROAD RAILROAD CROSSING. FIVE PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN SEVEN COLLISIONS INVOLVING TRAINS AT THE BIRNIE ROAD CROSSING SINCE 1975. MOST RECENTLY, LONGMEADOW DPW WORKER WARREN COWLES WAS KILLED IN MARCH OF LAST YEAR WHEN AN AMTRAK TRAIN HIT HIS PLOW TRUCK.

    Chicopee Police warning students to stop walking on railroad tracks near Bolduc Lane
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    Chicopee Police warning students to stop walking on railroad tracks near Bolduc Lane

    August 12, 2019


    YOUR KIDS OFF THE TRACKS. GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO 22NEWS AT 10. I’M ASHLEY AFONSO. ANC: CHICOPEE POLICE ARE URGING PARENTS TO STOP THEIR KIDS FROM TAKING A POPULAR SHORTCUT THAT CROSSES OVER TRAIN TRACKS. 22NEWS REPORTER HAYLEY CROMBLEHOLME IS LIVE IN CHICOPEE WITH WHY CROSSING THE TRACKS COULD LAND KIDS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE. REPORTER: CHICOPEE POLICE SAID MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE BEEN CUTTING THROUGH RAILROAD TRACKS NEAR BOLDUC LANE. THEY SAID IT’S NOT JUST DANGEROUS, IT’S ILLEGAL. CHICOPEE POLICE SAID THERE HAS BEEN A SPIKE IN STUDENTS FROM BELLAMY MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND BOTH CHICOPEE HIGH SCHOOLS WALKING ACROSS THE RAILROAD TRACKS AS A SHORTCUT TO SCHOOL NEAR BOLDUC LANE. LINDA BECKTA: “I DON’T THINK THEY PAY ATTENTION AT ALL. SOMETIMES THEY LIKE LAY ON THE TRACKS OR WHATEVER. IT’S VERY DANGEROUS, NO MATTER WHO IT IS. THEY SHOULDN’T EVEN BEING DOING THAT. THEY SHOULD WALK AROUND”. CHICOPEE POLICE SAID AMTRAK POLICE STOPPED 47 PEOPLE WALKING OVER THE TRACKS, JUST SINCE LAST FRIDAY. HAYLEY: “THE CHICOPEE POLICE DEPARTMENT SAID USING THE RAILROAD TRACKS AS A CUT THROUGH IS NOT ONLY DANGEROUS, IT’S TRESPASSING, AND VIOLATORS COULD BE ARRESTED FOR THE OFFENSE” THE POLICE DEPARTMENT SAID TRAINS SOMETIMES NEED MILES TO COME TO A STOP, AND ONCE YOU SPOT THEM, IF YOU’RE ON THE TRACKS, IT CAN BE TOO LATE. PARENTS SAID IT’S NOT WORTH THE RISK JUST TO SAVE A FEW MINUTES ON THE WALK TO SCHOOL. HERMAN RIVERA: “I THINK IT’S VERY DANGEROUS YOU KNOW, BECAUSE YOU SEE ALL OF THESE ACCIDENTS NOWADAYS, AND THESE KIDS JUST DON’T PAY ATTENTION, AND THE TRAIN CAN JUST CATCH UP ON THEM VERY QUICK. THEY JUST GET BOMBARDED. IT CAN BE ACTUALLY VERY DANGEROUS”. REPORTER: CHICOPEE POLICE ARE PLANNING EXTRA PATROLS NEAR THE TRACKS, AS WELL AS GOING INTO THE SCHOOLS TO REMIND STUDENTS OF THE DANGER. IN CHICOPEE HAYLEY CROMBLEHOLME 22NEWS.

    Some railroad crossings in western Massachusetts marked more clearly than others
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    Some railroad crossings in western Massachusetts marked more clearly than others

    August 11, 2019


    SPRINGIFELD POLICE AT 413-787-6355 BARRY: RAILROAD CROSSINGS CAN BE DANGEROUS FOR DRIVERS. 22NEWS WENT TO THE BIRNIE ROAD RAILROAD CROSSING IN LONGMEADOW THIS MORNING.. WHERE MULTIPLE TRAINS PASSED BY. LAST YEAR, A DPW WORKER DIED AT THIS CROSSING AFTER AN AMTRAK TRAIN HIT HIS TRUCK. THE CROSSING IS NOW BLOCKED OFF TO BOTH TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIANS.. IT’S MARKED WITH A STOP SIGN, BUT THERE ARE NO GATE ARMS, NO LIGHTS, OR TRAFFIC SIGNALS. ONE WOMAN SAID SHE HOPES TO SEE SOMETHING MORE PERMANENT GO UP. BETH CAMPBELL, SOMERS CT MY MOM GREW UP IN LONGMEADOW.. AND I KNOW THERE WAS AN INCIDENT WHEN SHE WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL WHERE SOMEBODY WAS KILLED AS WELL.. SO I DO THINK SOMETHING MORE THAN A STOP SIGN IS NEEDED. BARRY: AMTRAK TOLD 22NEWS STATE REGULATORS CONTROL RAILROAD NEEDED. BARRY: AMTRAK TOLD 22NEWS STATE REGULATORS CONTROL RAILROAD CROSSING MARKERS AND WHETHER TO ADD ADDITIONAL SAFETY MEASURES BEYOND FEDERAL

    Longmeadow discuss putting signals at railroad crossing
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    Longmeadow discuss putting signals at railroad crossing

    August 11, 2019


    JAYMA WILL BE SENTENCED MAY 16TH. BARRY: AN AMTRAK TRAIN STRUCK A DPW TRUCK LAST MONTH KILLING VETERAN EMPLOYEE WARREN COWLES. COWLES WAS CLEARING SNOW AT THE BIRNIE ROAD RAILROAD CROSSING. 22NEWS REPORTER SY BECKER FOUND OUT WHAT’S BEING DONE TO MAKE THE CROSSING SAFER.. SY BECKER: THE BIRNIE ROAD RAIL-ROAD CROSSING HAS BEEN CLOSED SINCE AN AMTRAK PLOW TRAIN HIT THE TRUCK BEING DRIVEN BY 59 YEAR OLD LONG,MEADOW DPW EMPLOYEE WARREN COWLES. COWLES DIED IN THE CRASH. THE LONGMEADOW SELECT BOARD WILL CONSIDER KEEPING THE CROSSING CLOSED UNTILL SIGNALS CAN BE INSTALLED. WARREN COWLES’ SISTER CINDY TOLD 22NEWS SIGNALS MUST BE INSTALLED TO PREVENT MORE LOSS OF LIFE AT THE CROSSING. HER BROTHER IS ONE OF SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED THERE. CINDY: 5 LIVES IS TOO MANY IT’S NOT A MATTER OF IF IT’LL HAPPEN AGAIN, JUST TWO WEEKS AGO, IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN, SO NOW IT’S A MATTER OF WHEN WHO IS THE NEXT ONE? IT COULD BE ONE OF THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS.. SY BECKER: LONGMEADOW TOWN MANAGER STEPHEN CRANE TOLD 22NEWS THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN CAN ONLY TAKE THE FIRST STEPS. IT’S UP TO THE STATE TO SECURE FUNDING TO INSTALL SIGNALS AND BARRIERS. CRANE: THERE’E REALLY NOT A CLEAR, STRAIGHT FORWARD PATH TO GETTING SIGNALS INSTALLED AT CROSSINGS LIKE THIS. I’VE BEEN HERE A SHORT TIME BUT I’M AMAZED THERE IS NO CHECK LIST YOU CAN GO TO. . SY BECKER: THE LONGMEADOW BOARD OF SELECTMEN HAS BEEN ASKED TO START THE PROCESS TONIGHT. BUT THE STATE MUST BUDGET THE MONEY AND THEN COORDINATE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND AMTRAK.