Slow down

To the editor:

When I, Clancy, a 1935 guy, attended grade school in Queens I could walk there in 12 to 13 minutes; but when I went to my high school in Brooklyn, it took me roughly one hour and 15 minutes to get there by taking both elevator and subway trains.

So now, why am I telling you all this? Well, it’s because I’ve always thought that a train should not be going at top speed at the moment when it simultaneously enters a train station and begins the slow down of its speed. A prior slow down point would give the train’s engineer more of a chance to avoid bad incidents like the recent killing of the 40 year old Asian woman who was pushed down onto the subway tracks in New York City.

So, get after Gov. Kathy Hochul to “slow down” those station-approaching trains; it just could save the life of someone you know down there in the big city.

Clarence Hanley

Saranac Lake


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