Bethel's First Selectman is speaking out about the gate crossing issues with Metro North. Matt Knickerbocker issued a statement saying that Police continues to monitor the train activity and he has maintained constant communication with the MTA and state Transportation officials.
Some residents have asked for temporary warning signs on Greenwood Avenue about the malfunctions. He has forwarded the request to the state, which he says has sole authority over signage at the crossing.
Knickerbocker says it can be startling and disconcerting for drivers to suddenly see a massive locomotive sitting at the edge of the intersection with no warning lights or gate ni place, but police have not seen any instance of a train proceeding without taking certain steps first.
Metro North has not given an estimate of when the signal system will be repaired.