Letter: Railroads have done their part to keep public informed

David A. Fishel


To the editor:

I was reading in the Daily Journal about the two railroads that traverse through Johnson County (“Collision Course?,” Sept. 5). While I feel that the Daily Journal was very fair in the coverage of these two separate stories, I also feel that there is more that can be said about each individual situation.

In the first story about the Louisville and Indiana Railroad’s plans to increase train speeds and train traffic and how this plan could affect some nearby residents, one young mother was concerned for the safety of her children and that they might be a witness to a car being struck while trying to beat the train over a nearby crossing.

Another resident was concerned about how his business would be affected and how increased train traffic would affect how much earnings he could make. Both are legitimate concerns; however, both parties came into the situation long after the tracks were laid down, and both parties knew there was an active railroad adjacent to them.

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