IN BRIEF: PRWCAN meets with ConRail

State Rep. John J. Taylor and City Coun­cil­man Mark Squilla joined PRW­CAN on a walk of prob­lem Con­Rail prop­erty in the com­munity. COUR­TESY OF PRW­CAN

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 portrich­mondwest­ or call 267-650-6168. ••

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