|We’ve heard dozens of reports from drivers who travel the Moorland Road railroad crossing in New Berlin about its poor condition. Now the Office of the Commissioner of Railroads is taking your official comments. Here’s why:
- Although railroad crossings are maintained by railroads, per Section 86.12 of the Wisconsin Statutes, Waukesha County is working to ensure this maintenance is completed as soon as possible.
- Starting in 2016, Waukesha County has repeatedly alerted Union Pacific to the crossing’s poor and worsening condition. UP took no action to improve the crossing in that five-year span.
- In June, the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution authorizing our staff to take all necessary steps to resolve the repair issue at this crossing. The resolution was conveyed to UP with a 30-day deadline to take action.
- After the 30-day period lapsed, Waukesha County then petitioned the Office of the Commissioner of Railroads (OCR) to investigate the crossing for repair; as a result, a public hearing was scheduled for Tuesday, October 12, with testimony from experts and your public comments.
Two ways to be heard:
- Your comments will be considered if submitted to the OCR via the link above
- Participate in the hearing online: Get set to listen live on the internet or by phone, and find more info about submitting your comments here.