Grand Crossing Rail Project Community Meeting – May 17th!

Posted: May 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

You are invited to attend a Community Meeting hosted by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) regarding the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Grand Crossing Rail Project.

Part of the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program, the goal of the Grand Crossing Rail Project is to improve freight and passenger rail efficiency on Chicago’s South Side, particularly in the Englewood and Greater Grand Crossing neighborhoods.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide an overview of the project, review the project’s purpose and need for improvements, and obtain additional public input on the project, including its Purpose and Need Statement.

The information presented at this Community Meeting will be the same as that presented at the December 2011 public meetings. No new information will be available.

When and Where?

Date:  Thursday, May 17, 2012

Time:  6:00-7:30pm, with Open House session from 4:00-6:00pm

Location:  New Beginnings Church, 6620 S. King Drive, Chicago

In the case of a weather emergency, the Community Meeting will be held at the same time and location in June 2012, with the exact date to be provided in a follow-up notice.

A formal session with questions and answers will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. An open house will be held between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. where you can view an audio-visual presentation and project exhibits. The Project Team will also be available to discuss the project and answer questions.

The meeting will be accessible to persons with disabilities. Anyone needing special assistance should contact Josh Druding at (312) 335-0100. Persons planning to attend who will need a sign language interpreter or similar accommodations should notify the Illinois Department of Transportation at (866) 273-3631(TTY) at least five days prior to the meeting.

Where can you find more information?

Additional information about the Grand Crossing Rail Project is available at www.grandcrossingrail.com. Questions and comments regarding the project should be sent to:

Tony Pakeltis, Parsons 10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 400 Chicago, IL 60606 info@grandcrossingrail.com

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