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    Beltline Trains

    The Parkside Community Association’s Quality of Life Committee has been looking into the safety of the Beltline railroad that passes through our neighborhood. We’ve had some neighbors concerned about this for some time, but the accident in September prompted some more immediate attention from us.

    Several Parksiders have made note of what they have seen as cargo on these trains. These include butane or LPG, ethanol or other alcohols, caustic soda, sulfuric acid, chlorine gas, ferrous chloride solution, diesel fuel or other combustible liquid, and petroleum crude oil. 

    We wrote to all of our elected officials, from Councilman Feroleto to Senator Chuck Schumer to inquire about the safety procedures in place in the event of an accident. You can read our letter HERE.

    We received a response from Councilman Feroleto, which you can read HERE and a response from Assembly person Crystal Peoples-Stokes, which is HERE.

    PCA's Quality of Life Committee responded to Councilman Feroleto in writing and in several meetings. You can see our written response HERE.

    We have also received a response from the Department of Transportation, which is HERE.

    Finally, Councilman Feroleto contacted CSX, and his letter is HERE.

    If you would like to consult the Department of Transportation's 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook you can find a copy of it HERE 

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    Annual Appeal

    Please consider donating to Parkside Community Association Annual Appeal!


    All money raised helps support continuing non-profit programs of the Parkside Community Association—among them are the Summer Arts Camp for kids, Aging in Place, Crime Prevention, Housing Advocacy, Arts and Crafts Show, Traffic Safety, the renowned Parkside Tour of Homes and Garden & Architecture Tour, and the popular free summer “Movies in the Meadow” series.