Ralliers gather at deadly Warner Robins train crossing
Ralliers gathered Friday afternoon at a deadly railroad crossing in Warner Robins hoping change would come sooner.
Rally organizer Pamela Patten said she's frustrated with the process and multiple surveys that she claims have taken years to complete.
Earlier this week, the Georgia Department of Transportation gave Norfolk Southern the green light for crossing arms to be installed at the Ignico Drive and Highway 247 crossing in 2013. Patten said she hopes this timeline will remain.
"We've been given timelines before. In fact, last July 2011, we were given a timeline of 10 to 12 months and we're almost at 12 months. I haven't seen any activity in preparation for a gate," said Patten.
A Macon woman and her 13-month-old baby were killed on May 27th when a vehicle struck a train at the intersection. This is the 13th accident to happen at the crossing since 2002 according to the Federal Railroad Administration website.