Atchison Village Mutual Homes Corporation

Tired of being stuck behind the trains?

Posted in: Atchison Village

http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/forms.aspx?fid=139

This is a form to complain about the train horns, but also the form can be filled out when you've been held hostage behind a long train & fuming because you can't turn around & are going to be late for work (or an appt.) again.

The form is reviewed once a month.

I hope to get this info. into our newsletter.

I know we can't regulate the train schedule, but if the cement median weren't there, we'd be able to do a turn around & get to the Harbor Ave. freeway entrance.

I've waited behind a train for 38 mins.

We have no warning until the light flashes red & the gate goes down & there we are.....hostage.

Liza Allen

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This is a form to complain about the train horns, but also the form can be filled out when you've been held hostage behind a long train & fuming because you can't turn around & are going to be late for work (or an appt.) again.

The form is reviewed once a month.

I hope to get this info. into our newsletter.

I know we can't regulate the train schedule, but if the cement median weren't there, we'd be able to do a turn around & get to the Harbor Ave. freeway entrance.

I've waited behind a train for 38 mins.

We have no warning until the light flashes red & the gate goes down & there we are.....hostage.

Liza Allen

I'd like to see a turnaround spot in the median. The longest I've waited is 17 minutes.

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This is a form to complain about the train horns, but also the form can be filled out when you've been held hostage behind a long train & fuming because you can't turn around & are going to be late for work (or an appt.) again.

The form is reviewed once a month.

I hope to get this info. into our newsletter.

I know we can't regulate the train schedule, but if the cement median weren't there, we'd be able to do a turn around & get to the Harbor Ave. freeway entrance.

I've waited behind a train for 38 mins.

We have no warning until the light flashes red & the gate goes down & there we are.....hostage.

Liza Allen

I'd like to see a turnaround spot in the median. The longest I've waited is 17 minutes.

Have you filed a complaint using the form that I put in the newsletter?

Thank you for responding to this problem

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Blocked Crossings – Trains
On October 16, 2012, the First Appellate District Court in People v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad held that California Public Utilities Commission general order No. 135 – regulating the length of time a stopped railroad train may block public grade crossings – is preempted by federal law, specifically the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act (ICCTA; 49 U.S.C. § 10101 et seq.) As a result, neither the State nor City are permitted to enforce general order No. 135. Due to this development, the Blocked Crossing complaint form is inaccessible until such time as the federal Surface Transportation Board promulgates rules addressing the length of time a stopped railroad may block public grade crossings.

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