MDOT seeks comments on State Rail Plan in second set of public meetings across state

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011

 

CONTACT: Bob Parsons, MDOT Public Involvement, 517-373-9534

 

MDOT seeks comments on State Rail Plan in

second set of public meetings across state

 

May 24, 2011 — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is holding a series of six public meetings across the state to present the draft State Rail Plan and ask the public to weigh in with comments. The meetings will give people an opportunity to review the draft document, ask questions and provide input before the plan is finalized.

The meetings will provide the public an opportunity to learn about the current rail system and future trends, rail funding challenges and opportunities, and investment scenarios that will inform state policy makers.

People also can learn about and comment on the draft plan by visiting the State Rail Plan Web site www.michigan.gov/mirailplan. The plan is expected to be finalized in July. Comments will be accepted until July 1.

The following meetings will be open to the public from 4 to 7:30 p.m., with presentations at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

            Tuesday, June 7

Michigan State University, Detroit Center Building

3408 Woodward Ave.

Detroit

Wednesday, June 8

Battle Creek Unlimited

4950 W. Dickman Road (access building from Brydges Road, use north entrance)

Battle Creek

Thursday, June 9

Mass Transit Facility (lower level)

1401 S. Dort Highway

Flint

Tuesday, June 14

Bay de Noc Community College

2001 N. Lincoln Road

Escanaba

Wednesday, June 15

Michigan Works! Service Center (use south entrance)

1209 S. Garfield Ave.

Traverse City

Thursday, June 16

MDOT Grand Rapids Transportation Service Center

2660 Leonard St. NE

Grand Rapids

Persons with disabilities and/or limited English-speaking abilities who need auxiliary aids or services of interpreters, signers, readers, or large print, should contact Bob Parsons at 517-373-9534 at least seven days prior to the meeting for arrangements.

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