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What about the crossings?

Hello, East Side political representatives. I’m glad we are taking a look at all of these new trains that might be blazing through our city. The thing I couldn’t help but notice was that there was no mention of the Bridging the Valley project in any of the dissent.

Here’s a thought: Let’s let some of those West Coast companies that stand to make money off of this coal kick in some money for the projects that will eliminate all of our at-grade crossings from the state line into the city.

Devin Hannas

Spokane Valley


 

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