Following RP3’s lead and echoing its objections, the city issued a press release “asking Norfolk Southern to provide alternative plans to protect North Side neighborhoods and residents, the historic nature of the area, pedestrian safety, air quality and other factors, and for the railroad to be more responsive to City requests on the matter.” The City also filed a Protest with the PUC objecting to Norfolk Southern transferring maintenance of and responsibilities for the West North Avenue bridge to the City.
RP3 has intervened in all of the PUC's legal proceedings related to Norfolk Southern’s Vertical Clearance Project, and so far this week, RP3 has been the topic of two KDKA radio broadcasts, one WPXI TV news segment, and two articles (Public Source and Post Gazette). Here are the links:
PublicSource: https://bit.ly/2NiQgiv WPXI: https://bit.ly/2ICuNCO
Two upcoming meetings will inform the community about the Vertical Clearance Project and its effect on the surrounding areas.
6:30-8 p.m. on Feb 25 at 1st Presbyterian Church of Edgewood (120 E. Swissvale Ave., 15218)
7-9 p.m. Feb 27 at Manchester Citizens Corporation (1319 Allegheny Avenue, 15233)