Monday, August 20, 2012

Pan Am Railroad Angers Belgrade ME Residents With Fees, etc

(SOURCE: Kennebec Journal - By Susan M. Cover

BELGRADE, ME — Camp owners and others vented frustration at railroad officials Tuesday night during a discussion of proposed fee increases at railroad crossings and a requirement that residents who have to cross the tracks on private roads to get to their homes buy liability insurance.

More than a dozen residents showed up at the North Belgrade Community Center to ask Pan Am Railways representatives about the proposal. At times, with voices raised, the residents interrupted each other and cut off the attorney and spokeswoman for the railroad.

The residents are concerned that, in some instances, annual maintenance fees charged to those who cross the railroad on private roads could jump from $75 a year to $1,500. Others who were not paying a fee were sent letters telling them to now pay $490 a year............... READ WHOLE ARTICLE

UPDATE: Pan Am Railways agrees to drop crossing fees on private roads

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