The Wisconsin State Journal recently had an article about the closing of railroad crossings in District 6 that I wanted to share with residents:
Alder Marsha A. Rummel
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1/21/12 WSJ Article on Railroad Crossing Closings in District 6
Public Hearing on Closing Streets in the Rail Corridor
Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR) has petitioned the Office of Commissioner of Railroads (OCR) for the closing of three existing railroad crossings in the East Isthmus area at Blount, Livingston and Brearly Streets. A two-part Public Hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. (primarily for expert testimony) and Thursday, February 16, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. (primarily for public testimony). Hearings will be held at the OCR offices at 610 N. Whitney Way.
The City of Madison opposes any crossing closures. We consider the existing crossings safe and the resulting dead-end streets would seriously hurt neighbor-hood mobility, particularly for pedestrians and bicyclists. It would also harm businesses and the City's long-term plan for revitalization of the Capital East District.
For more information, please go to the City's FAQS. You may also contact Tony Fernandez, City Engineering, at 266-9219 or firstname.lastname@example.org or me.
Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:22 AM
Posted September 16, 2011 at 11:26 AM
Office of the Commissioner of the Railroad Postpones Sept 28 hearing RE: Postponement of Petition of the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Company for the Closure of Three Public Crossings at Brearly Street, Livingston Street & Blount Street. (PDF)
Posted September 16, 2011 at 11:16 AM
Downtown Bike Safety Brainstorm Sept 22, 2011
I am inviting you to a brainstorming meeting with neighbors, Alder Mike Verveer, Amanda White of the Bike Fed, Central District police staff, Traffic Engineering's Arthur Ross- the city's bike coordinator, First Settlement Neighborhood Association reps , PBMVC chair Robbie Webber and DMI staff/board reps to a meeting
- Sept 22 at 7p in Room LL 130 of the Municipal Building (please enter at the Doty St entrance and take stairs/elevator to lower level)
To discuss ideas for a bike safety campaign downtown. I hope you can join us. Please share with interested people. See you on the 22nd-