Don't let NS railroad an intermodal yardIt's encouraging to see the Times
Residents in and around Elliston are understandably dubious about a possible Norfolk Southern intermodal freight yard in their neighborhood. Their concerns are warranted and deserve attention from the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors in cooperative discussions with the rail company and the state.
County supervisors jumped the gun recently, voting to oppose the project before Norfolk Southern had even unveiled the particulars. That confrontational approach ultimately will serve no one.
The region, state and even the entire eastern half of the nation need this sort of project. (link)