State lawmakers hear public opinion on North Charleston rail plans

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - State lawmakers heard public opinion on competing rail road plans for North Charleston on Thursday.

The Transportation Review and Oversight Commission held a public hearing in Columbia.

The plan favored by the state public railway system uses the northern end of the old Navy base and gives equal access to two different railroad companies, Norfolk Southern and CSX.

That would put rail roads close to neighborhoods, including Park Circle and Chicora-Cherokee.

CSX has also put together a plan they say would give both companies equal access through the city.

North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey has said he's against running lines through developing parts of the city.

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