Norfolk Southern To Raise Train Speeds In Soddy Daisy And Dayton

Thursday, May 16, 2013

To expedite the movement of freight trains, Norfolk Southern is increasing train speeds through Soddy Daisy and Dayton, effective Monday, railroad officials said.

In Soddy Daisy, train speeds will increase from 40 mph to a maximum of 60 mph at these public crossings: McAfee Road, Cox Lane, Walden Street, Igou Ferry Road, Daisy Dallas Road, Harrison Lane and Thrasher Pike.

In Dayton, train speeds will increase from 50 mph to 60 mph at: Walnut Grove Road, 11th Avenue, 2nd Avenue, California Avenue, Delaware Avenue, Illinois Avenue, and Iowa Street.

Officials said, "The warning devices at the crossings have been adjusted to properly activate when the faster moving trains are approaching. This measure is expected to improve public traffic flow and grade crossing safety by increasing train traffic fluidity through the area. Statistics show that more highway-rail grade crossing collisions occur at slower train speeds. At the same time, slower train speeds can cause traffic delays. NS operates 35-50 trains daily on this line.

"Motorists are reminded to obey railroad crossing signals and warnings and to use caution when approaching all highway-rail grade crossings. Operation Lifesaver is a public education program to end collisions, deaths, and injuries at highway-rail crossings and on railroad property. Operation Lifesaver state coordinators are available to make presentations to community groups, school children, bus and truck drivers, and others who live or travel near train tracks. Contact Tennessee Operation Lifesaver."



Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AMMONS, ASHTON 2421 VINE ST CHATTANOOGA, 37404 23 Chattanooga DRUGS GENERAL CATEGORY FOR RESALE (CRACK COCAINE) DRUGS GENERAL CATEGORY FOR RESALE (XANEX) POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE BAILEY, SHAWN EDWARD 1 FRANKLIN PLACE EAST RIDGE, 37412 23 Chattanooga DRUGS GENERAL CATEGORY FOR ... (click for more)

Red Bank Man Hits Deputy In The Face; SWAT Team Finds Him In Basement

After officers went to the home of a Red Bank man for a wellness check on Thursday afternoon, he struck a deputy in the face, then retreated to inside his house. SWAT Team members later stormed the house and found Linsey Rentzell in the basement. Red Bank Police Department was notified earlier this afternoon by a mental health official from Johnson Mental Health Center in ... (click for more)

The Problems With Prescription Drug Addiction

In Tennessee today, we have a major problem with prescription drug addiction, particularly when powerful opioid pain relievers are concerned.    For the first time in 2012, Tennesseans abused prescription opioid drugs more than alcohol.  Our young people ages 18-25 abuse prescription opioids at a 30 percent higher rate than the national average.  In just five ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Hillman Of Bihar

In the year of our Lord, 1927, there was a very poor child born to a very poor family in a very poor place. His name was Dasrath Manjhi and he was a native of the Musahar community somewhere in India. We know he had no education and, as a member of the lowest Hindu scheduled castes, he didn’t have a cut dog’s chance from the very get go. But after spending considerable time in ... (click for more)

Mossburg Fans 11, Stymies Innisdale In Pounder Classic

Innisdale Secondary School, out of Barrie, Ontario, Canada, looked like a baseball team that had been cooped up in its basketball gymnasium for weeks while harsh winter weather slammed the province. The Invaders, getting outside for the first time, were held hitless and scoreless over five innings by Silverdale pitcher Tyler Mossburg and the Seahawks went on to beat Innisdale, ... (click for more)

Lookouts Introduce FSG Bank As Their Presenting Partner; New Deck Set For 3rd Base Line

FSG Bank was introduced Thursday as the presenting partner for Chattanooga Lookouts baseball. Improvements were also announced, including a new deck down the third base line. This multi-year partnership joins together two of Chattanooga’s hometown community businesses.  FSG Bank’s presence will be felt by fans throughout their ballpark experience with the creation of ... (click for more)