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Over the last several days, there have been a number of trains that have blocked the crossing grades at Ann Arbor Trail, Lilley Road and Main Street for, quite literally, hours at a time. It’s out-of-control. It’s not just an inconvenience. These trains keep us from getting to businesses in the city.

Guess what. There’s not a damn thing the city can do about it. Railroads are governed by federal law and cities and states cannot fine them for blocking crossing grades. Plymouth tried this years ago and the local ordinance was struck down.

CSX shoulld be more cognizant of the needs of the people in the areas where its lines run. CSX should be a more thoughtful part of this community.

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