City of Minneapolis Council Members Jacob Frey, Kevin Reich and Cam Gordon will host an Eastside Minneapolis Rail Safety Forum 6:30 – 8 p.m., Thursday, June 18, at East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 2nd Street NE. Panelists will include Congressman Keith Ellison, Rep. Frank Hornstein, Sen. Kari Dziedzic, Fire Chief John Fruetel, Grant Hosmer from City of Minneapolis Emergency Management and representatives from BNSF, CP Rail and MN DOT.
Rail safety and operations are of keen interest to residents, given the increasing frequency of rail traffic through Minneapolis neighborhoods. This forum and public discussion will allow the community to learn more about strategies in place to ensure public safety, as well as an opportunity to share questions and concerns with local, state and federal jurisdictions and railroad representatives.
This forum is co-hosted by the Shoreham Area Advisory Committee (SAAC), which is composed of representatives from CP Rail and the City of Minneapolis as well as community members and representatives from neighborhood organizations to maintain a forum for communication and community outreach regarding the Shoreham Yards area.