Legislation could contain the Ike quicker than a cap

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The Eisenhower Citizen's Committee met recently to discuss three alternatives for improving the expressway in the future.

Two of the main problems they discussed were the problem of noise level and the amount of particulate matter polluting the air.

These problems could be somewhat alleviated through legislation.

The noise level could be greatly reduced by banning the use of Jake brakes by the large trucks. These loud, raucous brakes are ear shattering and many communities have banned their use on highways affecting them.

The problem of particulate matter is also due mainly to the high volume of trucks driven on the Eisenhower. They spew out their black, noxious fumes twenty four hours a day with absolutely no regulation. Again, legislation is the answer.

These improvements would make a big difference and would not require a seven to ten year waiting period.

Peggy Studney
Oak Park

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