It's a question of who will pay for them, according to Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers.
They think they can still out run that train and if there is not a crossing arm they are going to try," said Mayor Mark Myers of Greenwood.
Most, if not all, of the seven railroad crossings in Greenwood
lack stop arms, but many do have warning lights and audible signals.
"That's a big concern.
Just to continue with the same lights and bells that we have is not sufficient," explained Mayor Myers.
Mayor Myers is taking his concerns to Washington, DC this weekend to meet with Indiana's Congressional delegation.
trip will help through some political weight towards encouraging the rail companies to pay for safety features.
CSX has said it will help survey trouble spots but will leave payment to the state and cities like Columbus and Greenwood
"But again this should fall back to the rail companies, if they are going to increase their traffic load, if they are going to increase their speed, they should upgrade the crossing too," said Mayor Myers.
Publicly funded, according to Myers
, means it will likely fall to INDOT
to pay for any crossing arms.
The scope of the project is expected to take seven years to complete, although Myers
told I-Team 8 he
heard it could be sooner.