Thursday, October 29, 2009

Feasibility Study On East End Commuter Rail

During its regular session yesterday, Pittsburgh City Council reviewed a report on a proposal for a train line in the East End section of the city. The feasibility study looked at connecting Hazelwood with Oakland, Bloomfield, Shadyside and Lawrenceville. The estimated cost to build the 4-mile passenger line is $81 million dollars. The commuter line would use existing CSX tracks and a tunnel under Neville Street in Oakland. The proposal comes from Councilman Bill Peduto..."“This commuter rail line is a critical link that will connect the East End’s growing new economy. “This line is also a key connector for all proposals for a regional commuter rail system.”

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