CHAPTER 788

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 19

RELATING TO REQUESTING THE GOVERNORS OF THE STATES THROUGH WHICH THE NEW "METRO-LINER" TRAIN AND OTHER HIGH-SPEED TRAINS PASS TO INVESTIGATE THE POSSIBILITY OF ERECTING AND MAINTAINING SAFETY FENCES ALONGSIDE THE TRACKS ON WHICH SUCH TRAINS OPERATE.

WHEREAS, the new "Metro-liner" train and other highspeed trains are potentially dangerous to the general public because of their speed; and

WHEREAS, the high speeds at which such trains operate greatly reduce the advance audible warning of their coming; and

WHEREAS, the high-speed at which such trains operate render them susceptible of creating severe damage from collision; and

WHEREAS, the protection and safety of the general public is of paramount importance,

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the 125th General Assembly of the State of Delaware that the governors of the states through which the new "Metro-liner" train and other highspeed trains pass be requested to investigate the possibility of erecting and maintaining safety fences along both sides of any tracks in densely populated areas along which such trains operate at high speeds; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this Resolution be sent, under the Great Seal of Delaware, to the Governors of Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and the Mayor of Washington, D.C.

Approved June 3, 1970.