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


There are no comments yet for this post

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields