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Fonda railroad crossing changes affirmed by DOT

Compromise OKs one-way traffic at Broadway crossing

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People who live and work south of the railroad tracks in Fonda will have just one way out of their neighborhood after next year, due to a recent state Department of Transportation ruling. DOT safety office Director Clifford Thomas handed down papers Thursday ordering the permanent closure of the village’s Center Street rail crossing and the closure of the Broadway crossing to northbound traffic. Following the December 2014 deadline, village residents living between the tracks ...

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August 21, 2013
9:28 a.m.

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The most unfortunate part of this whole situation is that Mrs. Doyle's death was entirely due to CSX's incredibly grievous negligence yet they end up a beneficiary of this decision. A fairer (but admittedly impracticable) decision would have made their trains stop & wait for cars & pedestrians to cross!