City of Laurel Press Release
Laurel Train Stop Town Hall Meeting on August 20, 2015
Laurel City Council President H. Edward Ricks and the Laurel City Council are holding a town hall meeting on August 20, 2015; 6 - 8pm, at Laurel Municipal Center, to provide new details on a proposal to shut down the train stop on Main Street. They also want to hear what the public has to say about the plan. It will be held at the Laurel Municipal Center located at 8103 Sandy Spring Road in Laurel, Maryland.
******The Media is also welcome to attend the meeting******
The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is considering halting the use of the Laurel Train Stop because developers of a nearby mixed-use project in Howard County want to put a train stop there.
Built in 1884, the Laurel Train Station has thrived for over 131 years and with many Laurel residents, along with non-residents, that ride the MARC train to work daily, it is one of the most used train stops on the Camden Line.
With the threat of the stop closing, Council President H. Edward Ricks has started a grassroots campaign to block the closing of the Laurel Train Stop.
The Laurel City Council plans on having one of these Town Hall meetings on the third of every month for the rest of this year to keep the public informed of how the campaign is going, as well as give you a voice to speak out on what the closing of this stop will do to you as a Laurel resident and MARC Commuter.
The schedule of meetings will be as follows:
September 17, 2015; 6 - 8pm, Laurel Municipal Center
October 15, 2015; 6 - 8pm, Laurel Municipal Center
November 19, 2015; 6 - 8pm, Laurel Municipal Center
December 17, 2015; 6 - 8pm, Laurel Municipal Center
If you want to stay up to date and won’t be able to attend, you can still watch these Town Hall Meetings live on Laurel TV. They will air these meetings on Comcast 71, Verizon 12 or via web streaming at their website, LaurelTV.org.
You are asked to mark your calendars now and stay tuned to the City’s Facebook page: City of Laurel – Government, website: CityofLaurel.org and Twitter: @LaurelPIO, @cityoflaurel, for more updates as they are announced.
For more information, please call the Laurel City Council Office at 301-725-5300 ext. 2121.