Friday, July 17, 2009

Southern Rail Corridor Open House Dates

The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the City of Rochester, Olmsted County and Mayo Clinic to develop a comprehensive solution to our current and future freight and passenger rail needs. We believe after careful study and discussion that the best solution to meet the area’s growing needs is the Southern Rail Corridor (SRC).

Several key meetings are coming up to outline this exciting plan that will ensure our region’s long-term transportation needs and provide for additional commercial activity that only recently would have been unimaginable.

The open house sessions will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a short presentation at 6 p.m. Following the presentation, participants are invited to visit various SRC topic stations where they can view informational exhibits and pick up additional materials about the proposal. Key subject matter experts will be available at each station to answer questions and detailed maps of the proposed corridor will be available throughout the venue for people to view.

In addition to a brief presentation from county leaders, Mayo Clinic and the rail-engineering firm Gannett Fleming, representatives from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the newly formed SRC Stakeholders Advisory Group have been invited to host topic stations to answer questions and provide additional information.

Meeting Dates and Locations:
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
5:30-8 p.m.
Stewartville High School
Performing Arts Center
500 4th St SW, Stewartville, MN

Wednesday, July 22, 2009
5:30-8 p.m.
Hayfield High School
West Gym
9 6th Ave SE, Hayfield, MN

Thursday, July 23, 2009
5:30-8 p.m.
Rochester John Marshall
1510 14th St NW

We must act to not only support this exciting and vital transportation improvement but to ensure that we sustain the economy that we have all benefited from both now and in the future. We need the voice of business to be heard and that means you!

I look forward to seeing you there!

John Wade
Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce

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