The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites the public to participate in an open Stakeholder Workshop to discuss the Rail Traffic Evaluation being prepared by FDOT. This Workshop is to explain the scope of work and receive comments form the public as the evaluation is being initiated.
The purpose of the FDOT Rail Traffic Evaluation is to identify potential projects, improvements or strategies to address community concerns related to rail services in Polk County . The study focuses on identification of opportunities in three key areas: 1) traffic and grade crossing impact and potential mitigation strategies, 2) options for relocation and/or reconfiguration of freight services, and 3) passenger rail and bus solutions. The Workshop will also be used to explain the planned stakeholder public outreach effort and engage the public early in the study process. This will be an on-going exchange of information between the project team and the public.
The Public Workshop for the FDOT Rail Traffic Evaluation will be held:
Thursday, July 10, 2008
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bartow Civic Center
2250 South Floral Avenue
Bartow , Florida 33830-7104
Phone: (863) 537-0120
Attend anytime during the hours specified to view study materials and to speak to the study team.
To send comments or for additional information, please contact:
FDOT District 1
810 N. Broadway
PO Box 1249
Bartow, FL 33831
Phone: (863) 519-2349
This workshop is being held in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.
Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Ms. Arlene Barnes at (863) 519-2349 or Arlene.Barnes@dot.state.fl.us at least seven (7) days prior to the public workshop.
Your attendance at this public information workshop is encouraged and any comments made will be appreciated.