Chicago: "Railroad Agrees To Clean Up Freight Yard Air Pollution"

"In response to complaints from neighbors, Norfolk Southern agreed Thursday to take more aggressive steps to clean up lung-damaging diesel pollution from equipment at the railroad's Englewood freight yard."

"As part of a revised deal with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration, the Virginia-based railroad also confirmed it will donate an elevated track in the low-income, largely African-American neighborhood to be converted into a recreational trail similar to a project already underway on the North Side.

The announcement came at a meeting of the Chicago Plan Commission, which last month delayed expanding a pair of tax increment financing districts to include an 84-acre expansion of a Norfolk Southern freight yard south of Garfield Boulevard."

Michael Hawthorne reports for the Chicago Tribune September 19, 2013.

Source: Chicago Tribune, 09/20/2013