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Kind urges railroad to be better partner to local communities
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U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (WI-3) Sept. 10 sent a letter to Canadian National Railroad, based in Montreal, Quebec, urging them to work with communities and local authorities to reduce the serious public safety risks posed by blocking grade crossings for extended periods of time.

“In talking with people across Wisconsin’s 3rd district, one of the issues that has continually been brought up is the disregard rail companies, like Canadian National Railroad, have been showing for the public safety of our communities,” Kind said in a statement. “In rural communities the ability to cross a road at a certain place may mean the difference between two minutes of travel and 20 minutes of travel, which is why I am urging Canadian National to stop blocking these crucial intersections and be a better partner and neighbor.”

The text of the letter is available at: Rep. Kind Letter to Canadian National_Blocked Grade Crossings1.pdf