FRA Will Seek Public Input for National Rail Plan

Public meetings looking for input to help development of the nation’s first National Rail Plan were announced recently by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The National Rail Plan will lay out the development of the nation’s freight and passenger rail networks. A final version of the plan is scheduled to be released by September 15, 2010.

“The development of the National Rail Plan must be a collaborative effort,” said FRA Administrator Joseph C. Szabo. “We want to work with states, communities, businesses, transportation experts and the public to make sure our future transportation needs are met.”

Here is a list of the sessions: (These are open to media and the public)

  • 19 May – Kansas City, MO
  • 20 May – Atlanta, GA
  • 26 May – New York, NY
  • 3 June – Salt Lake City, UT
  • 4 June – Portland, OR

Click here to read the release from the FRA.

Click here for meeting details and specific event times and locations.

Click here for instructions on how to submit comments on the National Rail Plan.