Hamlet Council President Reaches Out to U.S. Representative Concerning Railroad Company Sale

With the operator of Chicago, Fort Wayne, and Eastern Railroad about to seek regulatory approval for a planned acquisition, some Hamlet officials are making their opinions known to the federal government. Genesee & Wyoming has announced that it’s set to be acquired by Brookfield Infrastructure and investment firm GIC for about $8.4 billion.

Hamlet Town Council President Dave Kesvormas discussed the matter during Tuesday’s meeting. “There is probably going to be a nice little delay awaiting government approval,” he said. “I have already kind of reached out to our congresswoman to ask her to help me with something with that. So we’ll see what happens.”

The Town of Hamlet has been trying for years to get the railroad to fix the Starke Street crossing.