Statement from Conrail Regarding the Philadelphia Heroin Epidemic

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We agree with Dr. Oz that the opioid crisis in Philadelphia is tragic. This is an urgent public health and public safety issue in the community and on our railroad property and we are taking added steps to secure our property. But we believe the best solution must be holistic and involve the City of Philadelphia as well as the community organizations with whom we continue to partner and work productively.

We want to get this right and can’t address it effectively alone. Conrail’s prior experience has shown that merely addressing the issue on our property – without a community solution -- is a stopgap answer at best. The problem soon returns.

We want to work in full partnership with the city and are committed to a solution.