Lawmakers Want Action On Railroad Crossing

posted by John Baibak - 

Political leaders in Western  Massachusetts are urging action at a controversial railroad crossing in  Longmeadow. 

The crossing at Tina Lane and Birnie Road is where  Department of Public Works foreman Warren Cowles was killed by a train  in March, while he was in a town truck. 

U.S. Senators Ed Markey and  Elizabeth Warren, along with Congressman Richard Neal, penned a letter  to the president of Amtrak on Tuesday asking Amtrak to confirm the  crossing is public, and approve plans for safety equipment, after they  say the Federal Highway Administration approved almost three-quarters of  a million dollars in federal aid last month to pay for the new  equipment. 

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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