The DRPT (Department of Rail and Public Transport) has released their Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The public comment period ends November 7th 2017. I intend to submit a series of comments — of which this is the first.
Please take the time and trouble to submit your comments. Remember the DRPT will not respond to comments made in any other forum, including social media sites and blogs.
Here is the address: http://dc2rvarail.com/contact-us/
As best I can tell the comment software does not allow for embedded hyperlinks. Therefore I suggest that you spell out internet addresses, as shown below. Also, the comment software does not appear to allow for file or picture attachments.
Comment #1: Council Letter
On September 12th 2017 the Ashland Town Council sent a letter to the citizens of Ashland. The letter powerfully describes the multiple deficiencies of the proposed trench option.
The letter is published at the town web site (http://www.ashlandva.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2176) and can be downloaded here: https://iansutton.com/downloads/Council-Letter-2017-09-12.pdf.
I fully endorse that letter.
Signed, Ian Sutton