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We need your help to keep our neighborhoods the quiet and wonderful neighborhoods we love. 

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The process was completed with almost no notice to any of the towns and communities along the proposed routes. ( http://www.baltimorewashingtonscmaglevproject.com/images/document_library/reports/Maglev_Scoping-Report_051717RE.pdf)

We have asked that the Scoping Process be re-opened and provide for more meaningful engagement with landowners, local governments, elected officials, and federal partners before moving forward with the selection and analysis of alternative to consider in the full Environmental Impact Statement. Further, we would appreciate more direct engagement and information related to the purpose and need for the proposed project.

Attached are two letters that have been sent and sample letter template.   Please  feel free to copy these letters and send  them (e-mail or mail) along with your version of the sample letter that you want the Scoping Process re-opened. Added your own note to the letter - if you like. Basically the note can say "My home and my community are in the path of the MAGLEV project, and I have not received any information from MTA regarding the project. Neither I nor my neighbors have been given the opportunity to comment on the project or participate in the NEPA compliance process. I am formally requesting that MTA reopen the scoping period for this project." Feel free to add any additional thoughts or feelings about the project.  Contacts, addresses, and website info provided also provided below

Help Re-Open NEPA Scoping

Template
Letter 1
Letter 2
Addresses

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Get on on our mail list. Join our group and/or volunteer to help us. If you are already a member of another group - let us know. We can join forces and create a larger coalition. ( CATSMeetingFlyer.pdf  )

If you have any questions, please contact use. We can help you find information, help you create a flyer or point you in the right direction. Our group is organized and provides support for all communities impacted.  Our member groups hold informational sessions, and we are having regular meeting and events to get the word out and to have our voices heard.


​Contact your local, county, state, and federal elected officials.   Addresses and emails are listed below.

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Tell your friends and neighbors about the SCMaglev plans. Let them know that there really is no time to waste.

If you have any questions, please contact use. We can help you find information, help you create a flier, or point you in the right direction. Our group is just getting organized but we are having regular meeting and events to get the word out and to have our voices heard.

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The US Federal Railroad Administration and the Maryland Transit Administration are the lead agencies for the proposed Baltimore - Washington SCMaglev.  The public is encouraged to comment on the proposed project.  ​ ​​

Mail:     
SCMAGLEV Project, c/o Suhair Al Khatib
Maryland Transit Administration
6 Saint Paul Street,

Baltimore, MD 21202 
Email: 
Information and online comment form:  
http://baltimorewashingtonscmaglevproject.com

Mail:     
Office of Railroad Policy & Development
Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590

Email: 
[email protected]
Information online:  
https://www.fra.dot.gov/

Contact - Maryland Transit Admin. and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

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Our local elected officials need to hear from us about the proposed SCMaglev project. ​​ ​Here is the contact information for PG county elected leaders:

County Executive Rushern Baker
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Dr.
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-3050
Phone: 301-952-4131
http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/767/County-Executive

County Councilman Todd Turner

Phone: 301-952-3094
[email protected]
http://pgccouncil.us/Directory.aspx?EID=40


County Executive Steve Schuh
Arundel Center
44 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD  21404-1831
Phone:  410-222-1821

Contact - County Elected Officials

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Our local elected officials need to hear from us about the proposed SCMaglev project. ​ ​ ​Here is the contact information for Maryland elected leaders:

Governor Larry Hogan
100 State Circle
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
410-974-3901
1-800-811-8336
http://governor.maryland.gov/contact-the-governors-office/

State Senator Doug Peters
James Senate Office Building, Room 120
11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3631, (301) 858-3631
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3631 (toll free)
email: [email protected]
fax: (410) 841-3174, (301) 858-3174

Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith
House Office Building, Room 427
6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3101, (301) 858-3101
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3101 (toll free)
email: [email protected]
fax: (410) 841-3850, (301) 858-3850


 Benson, Joanne C.
Legis. Dist. 24 (PG County)
​214 James Senate Office Bldg.
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
301-858-3148 or 410-841-3148

DeGrange, James E., Sr.
Legis. Dist. 32 (AA County)
101 James Senate Office Bldg.
 11 Bladen Street
 Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
410-841-3593 or 301-858-3593

Muse, C. Anthony
Legis. Dist. 26 (PG County)
420 Miller Senate Office Bldg.
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
301-858-3092 or 410-841-3092

Pinsky, Paul G.
Legis. Dist. 22 (PG County)
220 James Senate Office Bldg.
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
301-858-3155 or 410-841-3155

Rosapepe, Jim
Legis. Dist. 21 (AA/PG County)
314 James Senate Office Bldg.
11 Bladen Street
 Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
301-858-3141 or 410-841-3141

Ramirez, Victor R.
Legis. Dist. 47  (PG County)
303 James Senate Office Bldg.
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
301-858-3745 or 410-841-3745
  

Contact - Maryland Elected Officials

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Our local elected officials need to hear from us about the proposed SCMaglev project. ​ ​ ​Here is the contact information for National elected leaders:


US Senator Chris Van Hollen

Washington, DC Office
110 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone (202) 224-4654
Fax: (202) 228-0629
TTY: (202) 224-1546

State Office
111 Rockville Pike
Suite 960
Rockville, MD  20850
Phone (301) 545-1500
https://www.vanhollen.senate.gov/content/contact-senator

US Senator Ben Cardin

Washington, DC Office
509 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: (202) 224-4524
Fax: (202) 224-1651

Bowie Office
10201 Martin Luther King Jr.
Highway, Suite 210
Bowie, MD 20720
Tel: (301) 860-0414
Fax: (301) 860-0416
https://www.cardin.senate.gov/contact/

Congressman Steny Hoyer

Washington, DC Office
1705 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone - (202) 225-4131
Fax - (202) 225-4300

Prince George's County Office
U.S. District Courthouse
6500 Cherrywood Lane, Suite 310
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Phone - (301) 474-0119
Fax - (301) 474-4697
https://hoyer.house.gov/contact-info/



Contact - National Elected Officials

  
Parable of the Boiling Frog
  

  
"If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will of course frantically try to clamber out. But if you place it gently in a pot of tepid water and turn the heat on low, it will float there quite placidly. As the water gradually heats up, the frog will sink into a tranquil stupor, exactly like one of us in a hot bath, and before long, with a smile on its face, it will unresistingly allow itself to be boiled to death."

Version of the story from Daniel Quinn's The Story of B