Rail service will soon begin again through the Santa Rosa area. It has been several years since trains last operated within our City. This was well before many of us had cell phones and similar distractions within our vehicles. Train service may start as soon as March 2011.
The City of Santa Rosa would like to remind you to stay alert at railroad crossings. Never stop your vehicle on the railroad tracks. Follow all crossing sign warnings and never walk on or around train tracks. Do not operate a cell phone without an approved hands free device.
Remember, trains always have the right of way and can take up to a mile to come to a complete stop. For the safety of you and your loved ones, please remain alert around rail crossings and take the time to review the attached safety messages from California's Operation Lifesaver.
Acting Fire Chief