Pa. Railroad Co. Sues To Halt Terminal Redevelopment Effort

Law360, Philadelphia (September 25, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT) -- A western Pennsylvania commercial railroad operator sued the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh in state court on Monday, alleging the authority’s development plans for a former produce terminal violate a 1981 agreement between the two parties.

The Allegheny Valley Railroad Co. contends the authority’s vision for the Pittsburgh Produce Terminal — which includes development of offices, residences and retail — would break a covenant made when the authority acquired the terminal from the railroad’s predecessor, Conrail.

This covenant obligated the authority to use its “best efforts”...
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