Nov 13: Double-stacked trains

Norfolk Southern: Dirty, Dangerous and in your Backyard:  

Learn what your community can do to fight proposed "monster trains" from polluting the east end of Allegheny County.  
Norfolk Southern Railroad is accelerating plans to raise bridges in our communities in order to
run longer double-stacked trains along a 20-mile route through 24 communities which would
impact the health of over 112,000 residents. The proposed changes are projected to increase
pollution in these communities the equivalent of 6,800 buses per day.  Norfolk Southern has tried
to push this through without any input from the affected communities.

Come to this educational meeting with the Breathe Project to learn more about what residents
of the east end of Pittsburgh can do to fight to protect their health and their communities.
Presenters will include Matthew Mehalik, Executive Director of the Breathe Project and Glenn Olcerst, Artist, Attorney, and Central North Side Resident.

Communities impacted:
Braddock, North Braddock, Rankin, Swissvale, Edgewood, Wilkinsburg, Homewood South, Point Breeze North, Homewood West, Larimer, East Liberty, Shadyside, Bloomfield, North Oakland, Polish Hill, Strip District, Downtown, North Shore, East Allegheny, Central Northside, Allegheny West, Manchester, Marshall Shadeland, and California Kirkbride

7 p.m. at the Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church in Regent Square (905 Mifflin Ave., 15221).  Free and open to the public.

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