Denton Residents Demand A-Train Track improvements

SEDNA worried about safety near tracks

By Sara Story
|  Tuesday, Jul 5, 2011  |  Updated 6:34 PM CDT
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Now that the A train is up and running through Denton, residents of one southeast neighborhood are asking for changes to the rail line.

Sara Story, NBCDFW.com

Now that the A train is up and running through Denton, residents of one southeast neighborhood are asking for changes to the rail line.

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The A-train is up and running, and now some Denton County residents are worried about safety around the tracks. The Southeast Denton Neighborhood Association is asking the Denton County Transportation Authority to make some changes to the rail line in their neighborhood.

They're working on safety concerns, schedule corrections and quiet zones according to DCTA CEO Jim Witt.

"For a variety of issues, quiet zones weren't implemented all at once. Some were approved months ago, some in the last couple of weeks," said Witt.
 
The Southeast Denton neighborhood is a quiet zone, which has some residents worried.

"My concern is that we have several special needs individuals, and they are adults that have the right to walk and maneuver about. But, we are not certain that they have the capability of knowing that that train is going to be coming through there, through a quiet zone," said SEDNA President Carolyn Phillips.

Phillips said SEDNA wants DCTA to put up fencing along Kerley Street so people won't wander onto the tracks.

"We are going to be there. We are going to do it. It's just a matter of time," said Witt.

DCTA will use a $700,000 grant for the Southeast Denton neighborhood improvements.
 

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