Dickmann makes railroad safety a village priority

Ozaukee Press Staff

Village of Saukville President Barb Dickmann proclaimed Sept. 19 to 25 Rail Safety Week at the Aug. 2 Village Board meeting.

The week, designed to increase awareness of the dangers associated with railroad crossings, comes after the United States saw 2,148 collisions, 658 personal injuries and 238 fatalities involving railroad crossings in 2021, according to the president’s proclamation.

Dickmann said she hopes to see the library, schools and other community engagement programs implement rail education into educational programming that week.

Rail Safety Week is part of a nationwide initiative led by the Canadian National Railway Company. When Dickmann recieved its request to acknowledge the week, she not only wanted to help the initative but also give them a thankful nod for repairing the rail crossing on Highway 33 by Rally Time Sports Bar.

“They did such a nice job on our crossing,” Dickmann said. “I thought we could salute them. There were holes between the tracks and they filled in so you don’t wreck your car.”



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