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Ungated Railroad Crossings In Orange County

October 14, 1988|Clipboard researched by Susan Greene, Henry Rivero and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

How to Get a Gate Put at a Railroad Crossing

1. Write a letter to: Mr. Raymond Toohey, Senior Transportation Engineer, Public Utilities Commission, 107 South Broadway, Los Angeles, Calif. 90012. Explain why you think a gate should be put at the crossing. If you know of any accidents or deaths that may have occurred at the crossing, be sure to mention that. Provide as much detail as possible in the letter.

2. Once your letter is received, a representative of the commission will go to the site and investigate.

3. If further investigation is needed, a commission representative, along with a city representative, will return to the site.

4. If it is then decided by both representatives that a gate is needed, the findings are presented to the railroad.

5. If all three parties--the commission, the city and the railroad--concur, the matter is taken to the federal government, which normally approves the gate installation. Cost of a new gate is assumed by the federal government (90%) and the city (10%).

Number of Trains Number of Street or Intersection RR Daily Cars Daily Anaheim Adele Street UP 4 200 Alley SP 12 100 Alley SP 12 100 Anaheim Boulevard SP 6 4,000 Broadway UP 4 10,000 Brookhurst Street SP 12 34,000 Cerritos Avenue SP 12 2,000 Chartres Street UP 4 1,000 Citron Street SP 12 4,000 Claudina Street SP 12 2,000 Clementine Street SP 12 2,000 Commercial Street SF 2 l,000 Commercial Street SF 14 5,000 Commercial Street SF 2 2,500 Commercial Street SF 2 2,500 Commercial Street SF 14 5,000 Commercial Street SF 2 2,500 Crescent Way SP 12 6,000 Cypress Street UP 4 500 Ellsworth Avenue SP 12 500 Euclid Street SP 12 27,000 Harbor Boulevard SP 12 30,000 Hessel Street SP 2 200 Illinois Street SP 12 1,000 Janss Street SP 12 1,000 Katella Avenue SF 14 25,000 Kimberly Avenue SF 2 2,000 Kimberly Avenue SF 2 2,000 Knott Avenue SP 2 16,000 Kroeger at Santa Ana SP 2 500 La Palma Avenue SF 6 18,000 La Palma Avenue UP 4 17,000 Lemon Street SP 12 4,000 Lewis Street SP 2 4,000 Lincoln Avenue UP 4 18,000 Loara Street SP 12 12,000 Manchester Avenue SP 12 10,000 Melrose at Santa Ana SP 4 1,000 Mira Loma Avenue SF 6 4,000 Ohio Street SP 12 1,000 Olive Street SF 2 2,000 Olive Street SF 2 2,000 Olive Street SP 12 2,200 Olive at Santa Ana SP 2 2,000 Orangethorpe Avenue UP 4 19,429 Patt Street SF 14 2,000 Patt Street SF 14 5,000 Philadelphia Street SP 12 2,000 Resh Street SP 12 2,000 South Atchison Street SF 2 500 South Street SP 12 4,000 State College Boulevard SF 2 29,000 Sycamore Street UP 4 3,500 Valencia Avenue SP 12 1500 Vermont Street SP 12 6,000 Vernon Street SP 2 2,000 Walnut Street SP 12 9,000 Water Street SP 12 1,000

Number of Trains Number of Street or Intersection RR Daily Cars Daily Buena Park Caballero Boulevard SP 2 1,435 Descanso Avenue SP 2 500 Regio Avenue SP 1 1,000 Fullerton Artesia Avenue SF 2 8,000 Commercial Street SF 14 1,000 Commercial Street SF 14 1,000 Commonwealth Avenue UP 4 15,000 Harbor Boulevard SF -- 33,000 Harbor Boulevard-72 UP 4 33,000 Hermosa Drive UP 4 2,000 Kimberly Avenue SF 2 2,000 Kimberly Avenue SF 2 2,000 Kimberly Avenue SF 2 2,000 Kimberly Avenue-spur SF 2 2,000 Pomona Avenue UP 4 2,000 Raymond Avenue SF 2 18,000 Richman Avenue UP 4 2,000 South Manhattan Avenue SF 2 1,000 South Manhattan Avenue SF 2 1,000 Walnut Avenue SF 2 2,000 Warburton Way UP 4 2,000 West Commonwealth Avenue SF 26 15,000 Whittier Boulevard-72 UP 4 24,000 Garden Grove Chapman Avenue SP 2 12,000 Western Avenue SP 2 6,000 Western Avenue SP 2 6,000 Huntington Beach Slater Avenue SP 2 3,000 Talbert Street SP 2 3,000 Irvine Armstrong Avenue SF 2 3,000 Aston Street SF 2 2,000 McGaw Avenue SF 2 4,000 La Habra Aldrich Street UP 2 200 Imperial Highway-90 SP 2 19,000 Los Alamitos Reagan Street SP 2 1,000 Orange Batavia Street SP 2 8,000 Cypress Street SP 2 1,000 Glassell Street SF 2 8,000 Grove Avenue SP 2 1,000 Lemon Street SP 2 1,000 Maple Avenue SP 2 500 Nicholas Avenue UP 4 2,000 Palm Avenue SP 2 1,000 Sycamore Avenue SP 2 1,000 Taft Avenue SP 2 1,000 Placentia Jefferson Street SF 6 7,400 Orangethorpe Avenue SF 2 9,000 South Placentia Street-57 SF 14 8,000

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