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    Railroad Crossing Campaign Relaunched
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    Railroad Crossing Campaign Relaunched

    August 18, 2019


    HEALTH DEPARTMENT’S EMERGENCY ORDER REQUIRING VACCINATIONS. OFFICIALS RELAUNCHED A RAILROAD CROSSING SAFETY AD CAMPAIGN. IT’S CALLED STOP TRAINS, CAN’T REMIND DRIVERS OF THE DANGERS GOING AROUND LOWER GATES. LAST YEAR 99 PEOPLE WERE KILLED TRYING TO BEAT TRIPS AT RAILROAD CROSSINGS. EARLIER THIS YEAR ON LONG ISLAND THREE PEOPLE DIED AFTER TWO TRAINS HIT THEIR CAR WHEN THE DRIVER WENT

    WALTER – I always had two jobs – Min 5
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    WALTER – I always had two jobs – Min 5

    August 18, 2019


    Went from traveling around in the country
    after going to work for the railroad here, I didn’t retire until ’63. 50 years – but
    I always had two jobs. INTERVIEWER: What was happening with the railroad at the time? WALTER:
    Oh the railroads were – they had all the railroads here going through….and passenger trains.
    Had two passenger trains out of Great Falls each direction – morning and night. And you
    could go down to the depot where the Great Falls Gas Company is right now, and you could
    find five or six hundred people waiting to get on the trains, because there was no cars.
    Everybody had to – had to ride the train.

    Railroad Crossing in Street Running Tracks Downtown Tampa
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    Railroad Crossing in Street Running Tracks Downtown Tampa

    August 18, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen I’m going to
    show you guys where CSX does some Street running here in downtown Tampa Florida
    so but over there we got the 102 year old drawbridge in the distance and then
    on this side there is a parking garage right then I’ll include a Google Maps
    link so you guys know know where I’m at the to follow along so yeah so here you
    got the signs that say to interstate 4 to interstate 275 here you have a
    pedestrian railroad crossing and then you can tell this crossing is old
    as you have the wood here and you have the wood the wooden cross ties.
    the rail itself says 1976 so yeah so at this point is where the
    tracks come on to would be Polk Street. see Polk Street and then it continues for a mile or two down that way funny because you you would think it
    would have some crossing gates right but they really don’t have crossing gates
    here is the crossing that there is the the E bell would be a Western Railroad
    supply and then you got a the lights over here. That’s a WRRS
    bracket. Emergency contact info and those are Harmon lights. So yeah that’s all we got no gates over here. and over here we have another set of lights. These are also Harmon lights and the street running continues this way It was smart to put those plastic
    dividers there because otherwise you’d have a lot of people possibly being in
    the trains way so this way you can kind of avoid it. right See if I can zoom in here and that’s where we originally began filming. Up that way. Then while I’m here let me just show you the lights on this side. I think it’s the same thing. actually they’re Safe Tran lights, oh these are LED lights. WRRS bracket and the same Western Railroads
    Supply E bell But over here you can actually see the RXR and the emergency contact
    info alright you guys are please subscribe or
    like thank you very much for viewing over and out

    Conway police and Union Pacific warn drivers about railroad crossings
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    Conway police and Union Pacific warn drivers about railroad crossings

    August 18, 2019


    “Now from the station you count on for local news that matters, this is KARK 4 News at 5” THE DANGERS DRIVERS CAN CREATE WHEN THEY DONT TAKE THE SIGNAGE SERIOUSLY. ((ASHLEY)) KARK 4S HILARY HUNT HOPPED ABOARD AND JOINS US IN STUDIO….AND HILARY….DID PEOPLE REALLY NOT STOP? ((HILARY)) BOB AND ASHLEY I WAS HONESTLY SHOCKED AT HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE WILLING TO RISK THERE LIVES JUST TO SAVE SOME TIME AND BEAT THE TRAIN….AND LET ME TELL YOU…THOSE RULE BREAKERS HAD WEDNESDAY IN CONWAY …. IT SEEMS THE LOUD NOISES BRIGHT LIGHTS AND EVEN THE CROSSING ARMS JUST ARENT ENOUGH. (brandon morris, union pacific) “those are active traffic warning devices those arent just railroad signals ” ((HILARY)) WE GOT TO HOP ABOARD THIS 10 THOUSAND TON TRAIN WITH CONWAY POLICE AND UNION PACIFIC TO SEE WHAT THE CONDUCTOR WITNESSES WHEN ROLLING THROUGH. “through conway its 45 miles per hour ” ((HILARY)) THESE TRAINS CROSS THROUGH HEAVY TRAFFIC AREAS IN THE CITY. AND OFTEN CONDUCTORS AND CONWAY PD SEE THIS….DRIVERS TRYING TO BEAT THE TRAIN….BUT YOU CANT OUT RUN THE BLUE LIGHTS. (latresha woodruff, conway pd) “its not that the officers want to pick on you or write tickets that day its for your safety” in a car collison almost often the person driving that car does not come out” ((HILARY)) BOTH PARTIES ASKING DRIVERS TO SWITCH GEARS TO SAFETY. (brandon morris, union pacific) “we want to make sure that local motorist understand that when train traffic is coming obay the lights the gates the stop signs” (latresha woodruff, conway pd) “pay close attention because when those lights come on you are suppose to stop.”

    Joe Szabo Federal Railroad Administration Speaks at Osage City, Missouri
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    Joe Szabo Federal Railroad Administration Speaks at Osage City, Missouri

    August 18, 2019


    thank you so much and good morning Osage
    City I tell you this is great when we come out and
    celebrate a project that is completed ahead of schedule an under budget that’s why we like it, Let me
    congratulate Dave Nichols and the the team from
    Missouri DOT and Donna Kush,from the Union Pacific Derrick
    James from Amtrak and on from the construction firm OCCC no OCCI Ted Kettlewell so I’m behalf up President Obama and
    Secretary Fox is truly an honor to be here this
    morning and in the coming decades are national
    transportation system will need to move an additional 100 million Americans and
    four billion more tons freight each year and this a
    put a tremendous strain on our already strain transportation
    systems are stretched to their limits so our economic success is really
    going to depend largely on how well we respond to this
    transportation challenge and its gonna requires to continue
    taking steps forward just as Missouri has today to prepare
    the nation’s rail system to play a much larger role in moving
    both people and goods and so the introduction to the
    new Osage River Bridge over this railroad ur on this railroad
    over the river is a great example we now have double track running the
    entire stretch from Jefferson City Saint Louis and
    delays caused by rail traffic funneling into a single track over the old bridge are now a thing of
    the past and for the sixty daily freight trains and four passenger
    trains the improvements made here are mutually beneficial the result is safer more reliable more efficient service and in increase
    in capacity throughout the system meanwhile the
    record numbers of people writing the river runner got a faster more convenient connection
    between Saint Louis and Kansas City and two connecting cities throughout the
    Midwest and in Missouri we’ve already seen examples of how rail improvements can
    trigger spikes in ridership in 2008 the river runners on time
    performance was down to 64 percent but after investments were
    made in a passing citing West Jefferson City the number shot up to 90 percent on time the next year and ridership responded by
    soaring the river runners now set 6 straight annual ridership records with the
    ridership up more than 30 percent since 2009 and so this railroad bridge is one more
    improvement that allow for a higher level of
    performance while also laying a foundation to invest in faster more frequent more reliable
    service it also advances the Midwest Regional
    Rail initiative a vision that the state missouri shares
    with eight other states to connect the Midwest 40 largest cities with higher performing passenger rail
    and so its time to commit to this higher
    performing rail system that are country are needs in our
    travelers deserve we have to provide rail with a predictable and reliable federal funding
    stream and put it on par with other transportation modes empowering the public and private sector
    to partner make investments like this bridge we’re
    looking at today is so to everybody this plan for
    supported and built this bridge thank you for your leadership you
    exemplify the power strong public-private
    partnerships and what we can achieve we can’t in continue to invest in higher
    performing passenger rail thank you everyone

    Sen. Baldwin announces railroad crossing safety upgrades
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    Sen. Baldwin announces railroad crossing safety upgrades

    August 18, 2019


    WEATHERWATCH 12 FORECAST. SHELDON: THANKS A LOT, CHRIS. PEDESTRIAN AND RAILROAD CROSSINGS IN SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN ARE ABOUT TO GET SAFER. U.S. SENATOR TAMMY BALDWIN AND THE HEAD OF THE FEDERAL RAILRO ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCED THAT A $3 MILLION GRANT WILL BE USED TO IMPROVE SAFETY AT CROSSINGS IN WAUKESHA COUNTY. CREWS WILL ADD MORE LIGHTS AND GATES AT 10:00 CROSSINGS ALONG A 10-MILE STRETCH. THERE WILL ALSO BE A PEDESTRIA PATH AND CROSSING. RAIL CROSSINGS THAT ALREADY HAVE TWO GATES WILL GET TWO MORE TO INCREASE SAFETY. SARAH FEINBERG: SO THIS GRANT WILL GO A LONG WAY TO EQUI CROSSINGS TO PREVENT VEHICLES FROM TRYING TO MAKE IT INTO THE PATH OF A TRAIN, ESPECIALLY TRAINS TRANSPORTING CRUDE OIL, AND IT MOVES US CLOSER TO ACHIEVING THE GOAL REDUCING FATALITIES AT RAILROAD CROSSINGS. SHELDO AFTER THIS MORNING’S ANNOUNCEMENT IN PEWAUKEE, RAILROAD ADMINISTRATOR SARAH FEINBERG AND SENATOR BALDW WALKED TO THE OAKTON AVENUE RAILROAD AS A TRAIN CAME THROUGH.