Civics United for Railroad Environmental Solutions

New train engines to improve Queens air quality
New train engines to improve Queens air quality
Southwest Maggie Hayes 4/17/2013 at 1:13PM

Antiquated, high emission train engines have been a great concern for residents in the industrial areas of southwest Queens. But now, an upgrade is on the way. Freight trains passing through areas of Community Board 5 and 9 have been running past residential homes for years, causing the track’s neighbors to question any potential health [...]

Residents angry over Suffolk rail terminal expansion
Residents angry over Suffolk rail terminal expansion
News Billy Rennison 9/27/2012 at 1:33AM

Locals are concerned an expanded rail terminal in Suffolk will result in expanded trains, noise and odor in Queens. The Suffolk County Legislature approved the sale of more than 200 acres of land to Brookhaven Rail Terminal. Residents along the tracks have longed railed against disruptive trains that rumble past their homes at all hours [...]