At one point, we've all experienced a train blocking intersections.
Now State House Speaker Rep. Charles McCall (R-Atoka) has written a bill that if passed, would fine railroad companies up to ten thousand dollars for stalled trains.
McCall says it's not only a nuisance but also potentially life threatening.
"We had a specific incident where the child could not get to the hospital because of the railroad crossing being blocked for a long period of time," Rep. McCall said.
Officials from railroad companies BNSF and Union Pacific have not commented on the proposal just yet.
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