Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - February 26, 2010

Letter: Train crossing should be monitored

Dear Editor,

My family and I are deeply saddened by the life that was lost Feb. 19. I know our neighbors feel the same as well. There are really no words that can address this loss adequately or otherwise. I know the community cares and it is my sincere hope that an avenue is made available to those who wish to help the family if they so desire. I realize this is a very raw time, but safety should never wait. We have crossing guards at the various school crossings and that's wonderful. Maybe it's time to consider some type of adult oversight where the train crosses. I think the danger that exists there speaks for itself. Maybe having some information made available that details the train schedule in advance, in the hands of responsible adults, would assist in forming a framework in which to provide additional supervision during key times of the day. I realize this doesn't address the evening foot traffic but I think some sort of dialog needs to begin.

Daniel Ormonde

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