HUNTINGBURG, Ind. (WEHT) Frustrated about trains blocking crossings in Huntingburg? Town officials are now encouraging people to detail their frustrations online.
The Huntingburg Town council has passed a resolution encouraging drivers to report trains stopped at crossings.
The Federal Railroad Administration has a feature on its website where anyone can report a train blocking a crossing.
Town officials hope if more and more residents do this, federal officials will take notice.
A Government Accountability Office study found that trains are getting longer. In fact, the average length of a train has increased by 25% since 2008.
“It is an inconvenience for me if the train is stopped. I have to wait for that,” said Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner, “It’s more than an inconvenience if emergency personnel see responses that are hampered by the fact the trains are blocking the crossings and traffic is being hampered throughout the community.”
If you want to log a complaint, you can do so by clicking here.
(This story was originally published on Feb. 14, 2020)