Norfolk Southern Petition to Eliminate Rail Crossings Denied
Albany, GA (February 12, 2019) – The Albany City Commission has denied the petitions from Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) to eliminate the 3rd Avenue and 7th Avenue rail grade crossing authorizing the City Attorney to prepare the appropriate order for the Mayor’s signature.
The petitions were sent to the City Commission Board in September 2018. A public hearing was held on December 11, 2018, and the Board of Commissioners heard from city staff, local citizens, businesses, public safety officials and an NS’s representative. The evidence presented at the hearing clearly showed eliminating the rail grade crossings are not in the interest of public safety.
“We will continue our discussion with Norfolk Southern to see if we can come to a resolution that is beneficial for both parties,” stated Mayor Dorothy Hubbard.
For more information, please contact Monique Broughton Knight, Public Information Office at 229.733.2225.