Cavaletto Working with IDOT to Fund Railroad Safety Feasibility Study

This morning, State Representative John Cavaletto (R-Salem) brought in the new Deputy Secretary of Transportation, Rich Brauer, to tour the 14th Street crossing in Centralia to see first-hand the safety concerns created with the slow moving trains through the area. When long cargo trains are forced to slow down to a 10 mph speed and create a blockage of traffic flow, the result can (and has been in the past) in emergency vehicles to be delayed in life-n-death situations.

Thank you to Centralia residents James Adams and Nathan Rothschild for their continuing efforts to keep this issue moving forward. Mr. Adams began working on this concern in 1998 and at 102 years of age, is still energized about solving this safety issue for the Centralia and Wamac communities.