Leadership of Port Richmond West Community Action Network met with representatives of ConRail Jan. 25 to begin an ongoing dialogue with the rail provider about some dangerous and problem sidings in the area, according to a press release from the group.
According to State Representative John Taylor (R-177th dist.) his role in joining the group was to “explore timely solutions to clean and secure the ConRail properties in our area to ensure the health, safety and welfare of local residents.”
City Councilman Mark Squilla (D-1st dist.) joined in the walk of about a quarter mile of railroad track and sidings, some long unused.
Joining legislators and the community group were John Enright, associate general counsel to ConRail and Rachael Shipkin, real estate division property manager.
“We will continue our efforts until these locations are secure and I will keep you all up to date as to our progress.” Taylor concluded. Follow up meetings are planned for the spring.
For further information, email portrichmondwestCAN@gmail.com or call 267-650-6168. ••