Opinion

Reported railroad crossing delays, 2005-2008

The City of Merced has had 229 railroad crossing delays since it began collecting reports on its Web site in 2005.

Residents may report delays here: http://www.cityofmerced.org/applications/rr_crossing_delays/



Railroad Crossing Delays
Total Delays
Total Time
229

2505 minutes

Railroad & Cross Street
Number of Delays
Type of Delay
Santa Fe & Canal Street
36
Crossing Arm Malfunction
Santa Fe & Canal Street
4
Train
Union Pacific & Canal Street
1
Crossing Arm Malfunction
Union Pacific & Canal Street
1
Train
Santa Fe & G Street
6
Crossing Arm Malfunction
Santa Fe & G Street
2
Train
Santa Fe & G Street
63
Train
Santa Fe & G Street
1
Train
Santa Fe & G Street
1
Train
Union Pacific & G Street
1
Train
Union Pacific & G Street
4
Train
Santa Fe & Glen Avenue
2
Crossing Arm Malfunction
Santa Fe & Glen Avenue
1
Train
Santa Fe & Glen Avenue
27
Train
Santa Fe & Glen Avenue
1
Train
Santa Fe & K Street
1
Train
Santa Fe & M Street
8
Crossing Arm Malfunction
Santa Fe & M Street
1
Crossing Arm Malfunction
Santa Fe & M Street
16
Train
Union Pacific & M Street
3
Crossing Arm Malfunction
Union Pacific & M Street
3
Train
Union Pacific & M Street
1
Train
Union Pacific & Martin Luther King
1
Crossing Arm Malfunction
Union Pacific & Martin Luther King
5
Train
Santa Fe & North Hwy 59
2
Crossing Arm Malfunction
Santa Fe & North Hwy 59
4
Train
Union Pacific & North Hwy 59
1
Crossing Arm Malfunction
Union Pacific & North Hwy 59
1
Train
Union Pacific & O Street
2
Crossing Arm Malfunction
Santa Fe & R Street
7
Crossing Arm Malfunction
Santa Fe & R Street
8
Train
Santa Fe & R Street
2
Train
Union Pacific & R Street
4
Train
Union Pacific & V Street
1
Crossing Arm Malfunction
Union Pacific & V Street
7
Train

 

Detailed Information
Below is the detailed information regarding the 229 reported delays that are contained in this report.


Date Entered
Date Occurred
Type of Delay
Length of Delay
Rail Line
Cross Street
Additional Comments

Thank you.

There are 500 miles or more of train tracks in this state, much of which is across vacant ag land. Why these trains can not be scheduled to be elsewhere during out commute time is absolutely beyond me!!!!!!

Why does this keep happening?

From: Don Proietti

Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 4:43 PM

To: Schechter, Jeanne

Subject: FW: BNSF Train Blocks Traffic at G Street

Jeanne, FYI on email I sent today to Council. Don.

Donald J. Proietti

Attorney at Law

From: Don Proietti

Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 4:39 PM

To: 'citycouncil@cityofmerced.org'; 'Crookhamdist2@merced.ca.us'

Subject: BNSF Train Blocks Traffic at G Street

This morning, July 26, 2006, from about 7:45 am to 8:15 am a BNSF freight train blocked traffic on G Street. Aside from the extraordinary early am rush traffic delay, and usual motorist frustration, (backing up, turns in all directions, etc...) the most disturbing fact was watching a RAS ambulance with siren activated and lights flashing trying to rush someone to the hospital, finding its path blocked and eventually trying to find another route to the hospital. The photo (view with ambulance Southbound G Street) attached will help you appreciate the problem, if you haven't already experienced it yourself. Thank you for doing what you can to reduce this problem.

Donald J. Proietti

Wait may have been longer than 8 minutes, I left the crossing and went over M Street crossing.

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