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Biloxi city council will discuss options for replacing dangerous railroad crossings

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In March, four people were killed and thirty-five sent to the hospital for their injuries after a CSX locomotive struck a tour bus that bottomed out on a steep rail crossing in the city of Biloxi.

Since then, city officials have been researching ways to increase the level of safety at all railroad crossings across Biloxi.

Tuesday, city council members will meet and discuss possible litigation aimed at securing funding from CSX, the freight company responsible for the upkeep of freight rail running throughout the city of Biloxi.

“What we’re wanting to do is figure out funding,” says Vincent Creel, spokesman for the city. Officials expect assistance from CSX in the form of engineering, funding and planning.

News Mississippi will have more info from the city council meeting Tuesday.

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