Editorial: Train impact study worthy of discussion by Bozeman officials

Allison Roberts News

Bozeman city commissioners may have been a bit too hasty when they opted out of getting involved in a study to determine the effects of increased coal train traffic on cities between eastern Montana coal fields and the West Coast.

The issue failed to earn a place on a City Commission meeting agenda when the issue didn’t muster the support of the mayor or at least three of the five commissioners. As a result, the commission will not even vote on whether to participate in an Army Corps of Engineers environmental study aimed at gauging the effects of increase train traffic on places through which they will travel.

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