|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.
Wednesday, June 8
Battle Creek Unlimited
4950 W. Dickman Road (access building from Brydges Road, use north entrance)
Thursday, June 9
Mass Transit Facility (lower level)
1401 S. Dort Highway
Tuesday, June 14
Bay de Noc Community College
2001 N. Lincoln Road
Wednesday, June 15
Michigan Works! Service Center (use south entrance)
1209 S. Garfield Ave.
Thursday, June 16
MDOT Grand Rapids Transportation Service Center
2660 Leonard St. NE
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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