June 2014 Inbox
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | Comments

Following are comments we’ve received from readers about recent online and print news and articles. If you’d like to comment on an article, email edit@RRMediaGroup.com.


In response to “Comment Requested on NPSTC Petition for Railroad Access to Public-Safety Frequencies,” from June 24


To amend the code of federal regulations (CFRs) to allow railroad police access to license and operate on law enforcement frequencies, for interoperability, seems to be a no-brainer. Having access will dramatically cut confusion and increase safety by a great margin. There is not a state or county and almost any town or city in the United States that is not host to railroad tracks or rail service. Although the land on which the rails lie is private property, this property intersects public streets and highways across the country.

Interoperability is a must for railroad police departments when handling emergencies, derails and other potential hazards to the public occurring in and around right-of-way through populated areas. To a lesser point, railroad police departments handling trespassers within rail yards would be greatly facilitated. In my professional opinion, this bridge should have been crossed long ago.

Charlie W. H. Rohde III, iNCE
iNARTE Master Certification No. 000399



In response to “Alabama Renews SouthernLINC PTT iDEN Service Contract” from June 3


Nothing, and I mean nothing, beats iDEN service. It was a sad day when Sprint shut off its network. I held off to the last day hoping SouthernLINC would buy the nationwide iDEN network from Sprint and keep it on the air. 

R. Barba



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