Tickets no longer issued to train crews


AUBURN – A recent Indiana Supreme Court ruling blocks law enforcement personnel from issuing citations to train crews who block railroad crossings.

The court ruled Indiana’s law is pre-empted by the federal Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act meaning federal law takes precedence over state laws like Indiana’s.

Auburn Police are encouraging motorists who encounter a blocked crossing to report the incident to the Federal Surface Transportation Board online at Rail customer public assistance forms are available on the website.

The STB keeps statistics of complaints so it’s important for citizens to report blockages every time they experience them.

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