Hoey & Farina discussed previously in Straight Track the recent news of high levels of diesel fumes present on the station platforms and inside the passenger rail cars at the LaSalle Street Station, Ogilvie Transportation Center and the Electric District Millennium Terminal in Chicago.
In response to the Chicago Tribunes' investigation in 2010, Metra has been conducting its own testing on the levels of diesel fumes in these main Chicago train stations. Metra announced recently its additional plans to:
- Install More Efficient Air Filters on Passenger Rail Cars
- Use a Cleaner, Ultra-Low-Sulfur Diesel Fuel on Locomotive Engines Beginning April 1, 2011
- Continue to Test Air Qualityat the Chicago Train Stations
Hoey & Farina will continue to keep you informed concerning these developments. If you believe you may have a medical problem, developed cancer or a respiratory disease due to long term exposure to diesel fumes, please contact Hoey & Farina at 888-425-1212 for your free legal consultation.