AJOT Digital Edition
Issue #589

Cover of issue-589.png

New York Ports

NVOCC and Freight Forwarder Review

View Issue #589 Now!

2014 Media Kit
  • Share this article:

CN reaches voluntary mitigation agreement with the City of Elgin, IL

By: | at 08:00 PM | Intermodal  

Agreements now cover more than 50% of population along EJ&E in Illinois and Indiana

CN announced a voluntary mitigation agreement with the City of Elgin, IL, addressing the municipality’s issues with CN’s acquisition of the principal lines of the former Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E). CN completed the acquisition on Jan. 31, 2009, and is running trains over the line.

Under the agreement with Elgin, CN will provide funding for noise mitigation, emergency response training, and measures to maintain existing quiet zones.

CN now has voluntary mitigation agreements with 16 municipalities that are home to more than 50% of the population along the EJ&E in Illinois and Indiana.

CN expects that full integration of the CN and EJ&E networks will be accomplished within three years. As CN completes the integration and planned infrastructure improvements, it is committed to communicate changes in a timely manner to all 33 communities affected by the acquisition.