CN Signs VMA With Village of Long Grove, Ill.

August 27, 2010 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

CHICAGO — CN has reached a voluntary mitigation agreement (VMA) with the Village of Long Grove, Ill., located approximately 35 miles northwest of Chicago, addressing the municipality’s environmental and safety concerns with CN’s acquisition of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E). With this agreement, CN has VMAs with 23 of the 33 communities situated on the EJ&E in Illinois and Indiana. CN, which completed its purchase of the EJ&E on Jan. 31, 2009, will provide funding for various measures in Long Grove, including maintenance of an existing quiet zone, and emergency response training and communication. Jim Vena, CN

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