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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

MDOT Information--State Rail Plan

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has begun developing the Michigan State Rail Plan. The plan will set forth the state’s policy for both passenger and freight rail and it will identify long-range strategies that will serve as the basis for future federal and state rail investments in Michigan.

MDOT is holding a series of public meetings across the state to give interested persons and organizations an opportunity to provide early input into the plan. The open- house-style meetings will give you an opportunity to review issues and opportunities, ask MDOT staff questions, and provide input.
The following meetings will be open to the public from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Stop by anytime!

The nearest location for a meeting is at Traverse City on September 22, 2010:

Michigan Works! Service Center

1209 S. Garfield Avenue

enter on south side of building

Other locations and dates are planned.  For more information or special accommodations contact Bob Parsons, MDOT Public Participation Coordinator, email: parsonsb@michigan.gov
or phone: 517-373-9534

MDOT has set up www.michigan.gov/mirailplan to give all interested residents
the opportunity to stay informed about the plan. Information presented at the public meetings will be posted on the Web page. You may also submit your comments directly on the Web page:
Mark Slown's comment:  A State of Michigan rail system is vital to future economic development.  The rail line needs to bring tourists and freight to Rogers City and other coastal locations.  Please let MDOT know how important this project is for our economic future.  Thank you.

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