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Students Work to Make Railroad Crossing Safer

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Last summer, the city of Casselton officially became a quiet zone, train's can not honk their horns with in city limits. Central Cass senior Alex Reitan says although it may be quiet, he doesn't think it's 100% safe.

 

"It's simple. The crossing doesn't work with making people look both ways," says Reitan.

He's part of a club at the high school that puts together community projects.

"Our community project is to make quiet zone safer, by making the pedestrian crossing for people in Casselton safer," says Reitan.

The group has already come up with ways to make the pedestrian walk safer like adding crossing arms, but they know that can be expensive. They just hope to bring awareness to the safety at the railroad tracks.

They held a meeting with emergency responders and police pointing out ways for citizens to be safe. "We could add crossing arms or an over head bridge," says Reitan.

The students say they are just looking out for the community, so some one doesn't become another statistic.

"Overall there have been deaths because people don't look both ways," says Reitan.

The crossing is up to guidelines when it comes to federal standards.

 

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