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Plan to send LNG trains through Philly to S. Jersey port sparks outrage from residents, environmentalists | Business

Environmentalists have stepped up alarms about a major fuel export terminal in South Jersey that they say will accelerate Pennsylvania fracking, worsen climate change, and attract 100-car trains carrying dangerous liquefied natural gas across Philadelphia.

A plan to build the Gibbstown Logistics Center in Gloucester County, N.J., just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia International Airport, appears to be coming to a head by the end of the year. A hearing examiner and the staff of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) have recommended approving permits to dredge the river and to build a pier for the $450 million private port, which is being built on the site of DuPont’s former Repauno Works in Greenwich Township, N.J.

The DRBC, an interstate agency that regulates river development, voted on Sept. 10 to delay a decision at least until its next business meeting in December. But the commission will be hard-pressed to

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CTA expands tool to let passengers know when buses and trains get too crowded

CTA passengers can now see how crowded trains are before boarding to allow for social distancing measures recommended to minimize the spread of the coronavirus.



a group of people standing in front of a building: CTA "L" riders wait for a train at the State/Lake station in downtown Chicago, July 14, 2020.


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CTA “L” riders wait for a train at the State/Lake station in downtown Chicago, July 14, 2020.

The agency said Thursday it has added rail information to its online ridership dashboard, introduced in June for bus routes to allow passengers to avoid crowded buses.

The CTA has seen a slight uptick in passengers on trains and buses since the state entered phase four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s five-phase reopening plan in June, spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski said Thursday. Still, ridership has been down by about 70% since the start of the pandemic, she said.

The rail dashboard provides a range for the average number of seats filled at each station, with an icon depicting three people to show

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South Central Austin business updates: Bishop Cidercade and Everlane open, community will select Zilker train’s new name

Bishop Cidercade opened Aug. 28 at 600 E. Riverside Drive in South Central Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Here is the latest news from South Central Austin.

1. The Austin Parks Foundation has announced a contest to rename the Zilker Park train, which will be returning in summer 2021. Since 1997, the train has been known as the Zilker Zephyr. It ran from 1961 through 2019, when operations stopped due to track erosion, and in January the city ended its contract with the previous operator. The APF will take over operations and make preparations for the train’s return to the park. Meanwhile, the city is going through a master planning process for Zilker Park, 2207 Lou Neff Road, Austin, which will determine how the train fits into the park’s new, long-term vision. The community can submit name ideas through Sept. 21, and voting will open for the final selection Sept.

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