Former WRVA and The Blaze Conservative talk host Doc Thompson was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Haltom City, Texas. The Texas Eagle runs from San Antonio to/from Chicago. The Northbound train goes through DFW around 3:30, using tracks owned by Trinity Rail, the commuter rail service. Amtrak rerouted their trains in 2014 to use this route.
But something important changed. About a month ago, a new commuter rail service named Texrail https://ridetrinitymetro.org/texrail/ was started running from the DFW airport to downtown.
Because of the much more frequent rail traffic, the city of Haltom City decided to designate the rail line as a “quiet zone” where trains are prohibited from sounding their horns at crossings
Because this track was lightly used before the new TexRail service, and it is owned by a government agency, the crossing is pretty inadequate. The Fire chief said he doesn’t know how someone could not hear the train. I guess he didn’t get the memo.