Monday, April 19, 2010

MAYOR DAVLIN ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO SPEAK OUT ON THE RAILROAD CORRIDOR STUDY

Mayor Tim Davlin is inviting Springfield area residents to attend an open house public meeting to learn more about the Railroad Corridor Study and to offer their comments on the issues that affect their neighborhoods.

“This special meeting will provide a forum where anyone can offer comment on the future of railroad traffic through Springfield,” Davlin said. “We want as many people as possible to turn out for this meeting so that everybody’s voices can be heard.”

“Railroad traffic through Springfield is likely to double in the near future. Studying which route is best to handle this increase in train traffic is the only way we can begin to manage the congestion that is sure to follow. This rail study will examine the impacts of various alternatives and, hopefully, provide a plan to keep our residents safe, allow for relatively smooth vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and not hamper the commerce of rail traffic.”

The open house is scheduled for Tuesday evening, April 20, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.

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