HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Water and Hill: What’s going on

Written January 14th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

On the Albany riverfront, the intersection of Water Avenue and Hill Street has been torn up for weeks. It’s being rebuilt to make it look like the corner of Water and Jackson Street five blocks to the west, and you may wonder what’s behind this and why.


Hope this doesn’t happen often

Written December 15th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Last week, somebody went across the lowered gates at an Albany railroad crossing and lost his life, and people were shaking their heads why anyone would ignore all the warnings at grade crossings. And then I came across this today: Gates, flashing lights and bells being activated at the Main Street crossing without a train anywhere in sight.


Another rail crossing “adventure”

Written July 29th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Here’s an example of how drivers might get into trouble — although this one didn’t — at the Geary Street railroad grade crossing.


 
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