For Immediate Release
Contact:  Matt Schilling
(614) 466 7750

PUCO schedules local public hearing for rail crossing closure in Delaware County

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Apr. 23, 2019) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today scheduled a local public hearing to provide residents the chance to express their views on the petition of Norfolk Southern Railway Company and CSX Transportation, Inc. to close the Franklin Street rail crossings, located in Orange Township, Delaware County, Ohio. The local public hearing is scheduled as follows:

July 9, 2019, 6 p.m.
Delaware County Library – Orange Branch
7171 Gooding Blvd.
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Those who testify at the local public hearing will have their comments added to the case record.

Residents may also submit comments online at www.PUCO.ohio.gov or by mail addressed to PUCO Docketing Division, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215. Comments should include the case number 19-180-RR-UNC.

A copy of the railroads’ petition is available by searching the Docketing Information System and entering case number 19-180-RR-UNC.

The Ohio Rail Hotline, at (866) 814-RAIL (7245), provides Ohioans with a toll-free resource for all railroad crossing questions. For more information regarding these crossings, access the Ohio railroad information system website at http://gradecrossings.puco.ohio.gov/.

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