SEATTLE -- South Seattle light industry mixed with hip bars, the Georgetown neighborhood is accustomed to low flying planes, trucks and freight.
Now, the Georgetown Merchants Association is voicing concerns about the growing number of oil tankers on the tracks by the commercial district.
We frequently see tankers running down here for miles, said association president Larry Reid. Our biggest concern is the proposal to limit the number of staff on those trains instead of being guided by remote locations. We want eyes on the trains.
King County Executive Dow Constantine has united with a group of elected officials to lobby for stricter oil train regulations.
Our emergency managers say we are as ready as any county could be, said Constantine.
That's some comfort to the Georgetown activists, who remind us of the oil car derailment under the Magnolia Bridge two weeks ago.
In that incident, there were no injuries.