Regarding “Sounding off on railway crossings” (News, Aug. 8): Should we spend $4 million on railroad crossings for downtown Oklahoma City and Bricktown, just so some people can get a quiet night's sleep? For that much money, how many poor people could get a meal or have a home or health care? How much difference would it make if streets and sewers were fixed? We need more police officers on the streets and more programs for kids who have nothing to do but roam the streets.
People shouldn't locate close to the tracks if they want quiet. They knew the trains were there! Why should we spend so much money for downtown and Bricktown? There's more to Oklahoma City.
Jo Dodson, City
Only a portion of the proposed $3.9 million “quiet zone” is in the downtown area. The zone would stretch from Wilshire Boulevard on the north to SE 25 on the south.