The DRPT will be holding its second Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting at 6:00 p.m. on June 26th at Randolph-Macon College. (Notes to do with the first meeting are here. The video record is here; it’s 1:47:56 long.) Prior to the meeting John Hodges and I plan on mailing a letter/report to the DRPT covering three main heads:
- Vehicle/Train incidents (see the post Losing Count);
- Highly Hazardous Chemicals; and
- Engineering Standards for Track Spacing.
We demonstrate that we already are experiencing a significant number of safety events — adding a third track and much more train traffic is untenable. Furthermore, adding fencing will have little effect, and closing crossings could actually make the safety situation worse than it is now.
There will be a public comment session so please prepare your questions and thoughts ahead of time and be prepared to speak up.