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SCMAGLEV ALTERNATIVES REPORT 2018.11.5 - SEND COMMENTS


  • South Laurel Community Associations Leaders Network (SLCAL)
  • Montpelier Hills
  • MD-23 Senator Peters
  • MD-23A Delegate Valentino-Smith
  • MD-21 Senator Rosapepe 
  • MD-21 Delegates Peña-Melnyk; Barnes; Lehman
  • Prince George's County Councilman Dernoga 
  • Citizens Against The SCMAGLEV
  • All South Laurel residents (via this post)
Below are the full SCMAGLEV Alternatives Report (and REVISED MAP) published today, 2018.11.15 AND initial excerpts/comments of concern.

PLEASE familiarize yourself with the Report and submit YOUR COMMENTS Now and Continuingly.
This is the SCMAGLEV's entire revised Alternative Routes Interactive Map http://bwmaglev.info/index.php/web-application

That new map shows revised route J-1 West No Longer transecting Montpelier Hills homes and farther from Sumner Grove homes, but still too close to the trains, some homes within 65 feet. 

Surprisingly, the Alternatives Report retains the East and West routes for detailed study in the forthcoming Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS), rather than selecting just one of those routes going forward in the DEIS. 

See Description of Refined [revised] Alignments (Build Alternatives J and J1) on pages 9-13 of the report.

See page 6: Chapter 5. Agency Coordination and Public Involvement Summary
especially Conclusions and Next Steps page 67
QUOTE:
1. Community Meetings
FRA and MDOT conducted three rounds (five meetings held during each round) of Public Open Houses in mid-December 2016 (Scoping Meeting), April 2017 (Purpose and Need/Initial Alignment Alternatives) and October 2017 (Preliminary Alternatives Screening). FRA and MDOT held the open houses at different locations throughout the project corridor as illustrated in Figure 29. The next round of public engagement will occur when the DEIS is published and FRA holds public hearings.

[GS] in other words, no public open houses are planned for comments on this Alternatives Report, until the DEIS is published in February 2019, only one month before a final "public meeting" in March. See
bwmaglev.info/index.php/nepa-process

Our comments now can request new SCMAGLEV public open houses. Our comments can also be Questions, that we ask that SCMAGLEV give us answers to (by email, etc.)

(*) You can submit short comments using an online form at: 
be sure to ask to be added to the SCMAGLEV email list for future notices.

If by email or postal, ALWAYS send your SCMAGLEV comments for the record to:

SCMAGLEV Project
c/o Suhair Al Khatib
Maryland Transit Administration (MTA)
6 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 
[Use this NEW email address]

AND THEN send/write copies to as many of these supportive and potentially supportive elected officials as you can:

Governor Larry Hogan
Governor.mail@mayland.gov
100 State Circle
Annapolis, MD   21401
410-974-3901

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin
509 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
202-224-4524
http://cardin.senate.gov

U.S. Senator Van Hollen
110 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D. C. 20510
202-224-4654
https://www.vanhollen.senate.gov/

U.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer
1705 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D. C.  20515
202-225-4131
https://hoyer.house.gov/contact-info/

U.S. Congressman Anthony Brown
1505 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C.  20515
202-225-8699
https://anthonybrown.house.gov  

And to your own Maryland State Senators and Delegates and County Council members

DOUGLAS J. J. PETERS
Democrat, District 23, Prince George's County
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)
fax: (410) 841-3174, (301) 858-3174


GERALDINE VALENTINO-SMITH
Democrat, District 23A, Prince George's County
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)
fax: (410) 841-3850, (301) 858-3850

TOM DERNOGA [elect]
Prince George's County Council District 1
[on-boarding ... watch here for updated contact info]

JAMES CAREW ROSAPEPE
Democrat, District 21, Prince George's County & Anne Arundel County
James Senate Office Building, Room 314
11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3141, (301) 858-3141
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3141 (toll free)
fax: (410) 841-3195, (301) 858-3195

MARY LEHMAN [elect]
Democrat, District 21, Prince George's County
[on-boarding ... watch here for updated contact info]

JOSELINE A. PEÑA-MELNYK
Democrat, District 21, Anne Arundel & Prince George's Counties
House Office Building, Room 425
6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3502, (301) 858-3502
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3502 (toll free)
fax: (410) 841-3342, (301) 858-3342

BENJAMIN S. (BEN) BARNES
Democrat, District 21, Anne Arundel & Prince George's Counties
House Office Building, Room 151
6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3046, (301) 858-3046
1-800-492-7122, ext. 3046 (toll free)
fax: (410) 841-3346, (301) 858-3346

Check these websites frequently:


facebook.com/groups/CitizensAgainstSCMaglev/
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BWmaglev.info [Maryland Transit Authority website]

Watch for updates to this page at:
southlaurelviews.com/2018/11/scmaglev-alternatives-report-2018115.html

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NB: Thanks to Judy in Montpelier Forest