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District 22 Transit Public Meeting--All Districts Invited!
Wed, May 29, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
[Message from Del. Alonzo Washington, via Ina Fells, Woodlawn community activist.]
 
I want to personally invite you to a public meeting I am hosting this month to provide you with updates on the various transportation projects that have been announced over the past several years that will directly impact our District.
 
Representatives from the State Highway Administration and Baltimore Washington Rapid Rail (BWRR) will be in attendance to provide information on the proposed I-495/BW Parkway expansion and the MAGLEV train. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 29th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Riverdale Park Town Hall (5008 Queensbury Road, Riverdale, Park, MD 20737).
 
In addition to providing updates on each of these projects, there will be a public comment period where you will have the opportunity to provide your comments and concerns on how these projects will affect your community.
 
We already have seen how quickly the proposals for the MAGLEV train and the Beltway expansion have progressed. We need to work together because we deserve smarter transportation solutions and have a right to be involved in the design, planning, and implementation of these transit projects.
 
See you on May 29th!
 
Sincerely,
 
-Alonzo
 
Alonzo T. Washington
Maryland State Delegate
www.AlonzoWashington.com
 
  
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Transportation Coalition - Next Meeting June 8th at 10 AM
Saturday, June 8, 10:00 a.m., New Carrollton Branch Library, 7414 Riverdale Road, New Carrollton, MD 20784
  
The June 8 meeting will address the SCMaglev, the Loop, and the privatization, widening, and addition of toll lanes on 495 and 295. For more information or questions, please contact:

Nicole Williams; e-mail: [email protected]


See below for a message regarding the outcomes of the May meeting.


Our first coalition [May] meeting dealt with the concerns raised around the transportation proposal of the (1) SCMaglev, the (2) Hyperloop and the (3) privatization, widening and addition of toll lanes on 495 and 295. Our next meeting will take place at the New Carrollton Library on Saturday, June 8th at 10 AM. The library is located at 7414 Riverdale Road, New Carrollton, MD 20784.


Please bring a friend as there is strength in numbers. Also please post about the meeting on your social media pages and your local NextDoor page. 


As discussed at the meeting, here is the link to the website where you can [read the "draft version of the Environmental assessment for the Washington DC to Baltimore Loop Project, the first step in a joint federal-state review of a non-traditional transportation technology" and] send your comments regarding the Hyperloop - https://www.dcbaltimoreloop.com The deadline to submit your comments is June 10, 2019 so much sure you send in your comments. 


As mentioned, there is the Citizens Against SCMaglev Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/CitizensAgainstSCMaglev/

Also mentioned, was Alonzo Washington's event on May 29th from 6-8 PM at the Riverdale Park Town Hall located at 5008 Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park MD where representatives from the State Highway Administration and the Baltimore Washington Rapid Rail will be in attendance. 


We look forward to seeing you on June 8th. 


- Nicole Williams 

 

                   

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A grassroots group of citizens against this proposed Super Conducting Magnetic Levitation (SCMaglev) train project between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC


The project has cleared the scoping hurdle and an Environmental Impact Study is currently underway. Baltimore Washington Rapid Rail (BWRR) has stated that construction could start as early as 2019 if the study proceeds as scheduled.  NOW is the time to make your voice heard so that we can stop this project before it gets any further.  Join Us. Get Involved.
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Questions remain unanswered. Despite the claims being made of the SCMaglev between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC, there may never be economic or jobs benefit  for the local communities, counties or the state of Maryland. There are few, if any, direct economic benefits to those who live along the proposed routes.  There are no improvements to commuter traffic congestion (automobile or rail).  There will be disruptions and potential dislocations of properties in established communities.  There is the possibility of distrubing and irreparably harming historic sites, recreational areas, and open spaces.  There is also the possible adverse environmental impact. ​​
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