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Fees for train passage

We used to live near the Flora and Trent railroad crossing. The noise made it impossible to get a good night’s sleep; nor could we open our windows at night or sit on our patio. When my wife was diagnosed with cancer, the doctor told us a good night’s sleep was a must in order for the chemo etc., to be effective. He suggested that we move- we did. The cost for realtor fees, closing costs, and moving was 49K.

Needless to say, we dislike trains, a lot. We suggest a large fee for every coal and oil train that passes through the state to pay for improved railroad crossings and overpasses in order to eliminate the use of those horrific horns and improve traffic flow.

Thousands of people would be ever-so-grateful.

Ted Sontrop

Spokane Valley


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