Many organizations involved with the CONNECT Coalition, including Transport for NOLA, have been working to advance a passenger rail line between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Please read on for an opportunity to support this effort shared with us by our partners at the CONNECT Coalition:
Approximately every 10 years the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) updates Louisiana’s comprehensive master plan for transportation across the state. Throughout 2012 and 2013, DOTD will be undertaking this update working with a team of consultants, conducting research and receiving public input.
State Rail Plan
In order for Louisiana to qualify for future rail funding, a State Rail Plan must be completed and include specific standards and data as required by the federal government. Public input is crucial for the success of any planning effort.
A public meeting for the State Rail Plan will take place Tuesday, October 2, 4-6 PM at the Regional Transportation Management Center, 10 Veterans Memorial Blvd., New Orleans.
The CONNECT Coalition has developed the following talking points to help support efforts to link Baton Rouge and New Orleans:
Hope to see you there!