The railroad crossing north of town, where Michael Esquibel lost his life Jan. 15, is arguably a hazard to motorists.
More to the point, it is a hazard for which no one is taking direct responsibility. And most officials believe it’s someone else’s job.
The Rio Arriba Road crossing, which provides local access to both the city of Las Vegas’ solid waste transfer station and to the Ride to Pride program for youth, is roughly 500 yards from the Interstate 25 overpass. From the crossing, the train tracks are not visible past that point.