Train traffic news not good for Columbus

The Columbus Redevelopment Commission heard the findings of a railroad impact study during its meeting Monday night. Ryan Huebschman¬† with American Structurepoint, Inc. talks about the overall problem…

That means up to 22 trains, measuring up to 7,500 feet in length, will be traveling through Columbus every day by 2018. Currently, the city sees up to eight trains, measuring up to 5,100 feet in length, per day.

Huebschman adds that CSX was required to do an environmental analysis by the federal Surface Transportation Board to determine the effects on communities on the rail line…

Huebschman says that same analysis determined that no improvements are needed for the area to deal with the increased traffic.

The study suggested that the city lobby INDOT for help in finding potential relief. The Redevelopment Commission took no action during its meeting.