Locomotives traveling through Middle Village may become quieter, less pollutant


The Civic United for Railroad Environmental Solutions (CURES), an environmental awareness organization based in Middle Village, is working with the Department of Justice (DOJ) to switch the Genesee and Wyoming Railroad Service Inc (GWRSI) locomotives to ones that emit less air and noise pollution.

According to Mary Parisen-Lavelle, the chair of CURES, many of the current locomotive trains owned by GWRSI that pass through the Fresh Pond Junction in Middle Village are old and emit toxic fumes hazardous to residents’ health.