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Old 11-02-2009, 01:45 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Andrew Blaszczyk (2) View Post
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It is interesting that there is no easy way to get from one side of town to the other. The one road bridge is a PITA to get onto in terms of foot traffic. On the aerial, you can actually see where the "crossings" all the pedestrians use are: Are foot bridges really that expensive that a town can't 'splurge' on one to save lives?!
It is very sad that some are ignorant to the fact (Not a bad thing). The cost of construction is astronomical for this stuff!! Hell, its three quarter of a million for a (very basic, without other intersections) "four quadrant" gate system in "FRA Quiet Zones". The typical setup for just flashers at a crossing is a hundred grand!! Now, this case, fencing, multiple overhead ped crossings and police montoring.... Priceless!! Literally!! It would seem a simple case of common sense, however, tell that to the train crew whom had a frontline view of this incident and gets to remember that every night before bed.

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