The Ottumwa Courier

May 10, 2013

Pay attention to safety concerns

Ottumwa Courier

---- — Time to make Ottumwa a quiet zone for trains, it would make for safer crossings that cannot be driven around when the arms are down. Then they can also concentrate on that instead of changing all of the traffic flow at Evans Middle School, opening closed streets that will never hold up to the added traffic. Children will still have to watch out for cars and cars will still have to watch out for children. The solution is to pay attention. It has worked fine for decades with more students than now and no access from Finley Street. What happened? One person complained to the right (or wrong) person and everything has to be modified?	

Jeff Hoffman