There is a final public meeting on the VAT project hosted by CSX on July 31st at the Capitol Skyline Hotel from 6:30pm-8:00pm. The stated purpose of this meeting is as follows: “The meeting will include a presentation responsive to input from citizens at the public meeting held on July 1, 2014 with a question and answer period focused on the July 1 input.”
The standing room only crowd on July 1 expressed plenty of concerns. These included long-asked questions for which we have yet to receive answers, and reactions to new information in the FEIS, such as DDOT pre-approvals dating to at least 2010, and the “temporary inconvenience” compensation of $16.44 per day to select households for part of the period of construction.
CSX, DDOT, and FHWA had few answers and offered only vague reassurances.The July 1 Public Meeting transcript is available here.
Please join us to see if today’s presentation includes new information (some bombshells, perhaps?), or is more of the same old, same old.