NS: Chicago area to benefit from $285M intermodal project

03/26/2013 | Chicago Sun-Times (free registration)

Norfolk Southern's proposed $285 million intermodal rail yard in Chicago's Englewood section will be beneficial to the community, said NS spokesman Herbert Smith. "There's substantial benefit to the city of Chicago for this project in logistics savings to area shippers as well as redevelopment of an area that, over the years, has been blighted with a lot of vacant land as well as derelict property," said Smith. A City Council committee approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal that would let NS buy 105 city lots for the project.

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