NOTICE OF PUBLIC SCOPING MEETINGS
Notice is hereby given that the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and the Federal Railroad Administration will conduct open-forum public meetings for:
State Project No. H.005168
Federal Aid Project No. DE-9208(500)
New Orleans Rail Gateway Program
Jefferson and Orleans Parishes, Louisiana
The public meetings will be held at the following places and times:
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Xavier University of Louisiana
University Center, 3rd Floor
Mary and William McCaffrey Ballroom B
4980 Dixon Street
New Orleans, LA 70125
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Joseph S. Yenni Building
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard
Jefferson, LA 70123
The purpose of the public meetings is to present an overview of the New Orleans Rail Gateway (NORG) Program and the study process for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate environmental and related impacts of upgrading NORG and infrastructure in Jefferson and Orleans Parishes; and to provide an opportunity for all interested parties to express their views. All comments received during the public meetings and written comments post-marked within ten (10) calendar days of the meeting will become part of the official public record. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may mail your comments to the address listed below.
New Orleans Rail Gateway
c/o The Hawthorne Agency, Inc.
818 Howard Avenue, Suite 300
New Orleans, LA 70113
Interested persons or their representatives are invited to be present at the above times and places to review the study materials and will be afforded an opportunity to express their views concerning the information presented. Information on the Program can also be viewed at http://www.dotd.la.gov/administration/public_info/projects/NORG/.
If you require special assistance due to a disability in order to participate in these public meetings, please contact Mr. Dean Goodell, Intermodal Transportation Manager by mail, at Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, P.O. Box 94245, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245, or by telephone at (225) 379-3031, at least five (5) working days prior to the public meetings dates.