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Changes are coming to Tupelo's railways

April 18, 2019

Posted: Apr 18, 2019 6:56 PM
Updated: Apr 19, 2019 10:01 AM

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s. senator and the mayor met earlier today to talk about the latest idea to reduce noise and congestion in and around the intersection. im here at crosstown where trains in tupelo intersect several times a day causing major traffic and safety issues. senator roger wicker and mayor jason shelton discussed the possible solutions to the problem. the trains in tupelo have caused traffic and safety issues to the people in the city for several years now. according to mayor shelton, they are also very important to the city. sot - mayor shelton,trtr :9 oc: city of tupelo "the trains are a vital part of our economy. we're happy to have them.but at the same time there is no denying that they cause traffic congestion headache for the city of tupelo." now, a solution is in the works. senator wicker wants to focus on keeping the current train intersections as they are and improving the trains. this includes making them faster, more quite, and they will run at night when there are less people on the road. sot. sentor wicker, trt: 11 oc: without those whistles "when the train comes through at night for example. if it could come through quickly, all the gates be down and all of the intersections be protected then we could do without those whistles." he adds that a higher speed would stop traffic for less time. according to wicker, to complete all of the projects will take months to years, but he says some of the trains and intersections are being improved now... after last weekend's
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