Open House and public hearing on final draft of the
Wisconsin Rail Plan 2030
WisDOT conducted an open house and public
hearing on the final draft rail plan on Tuesday, December 10, at WisDOT’s Southwest Region Office
in Madison. The final draft Wisconsin Rail Plan 2030 and SEE were available
for public review and comment through December 30, 2013.
Wisconsin Rail Plan 2030: Consultation and outreach during
draft plan development
WisDOT develops transportation plans in cooperation with the public,
state and federal review agencies. WisDOT offered a variety of
statewide public outreach activities and options throughout the
Wisconsin State Rail Plan 2030 planning process. Activities included
consultation meetings, a stakeholder workshop, and statewide
of the Wisconsin Rail Plan 2030 includes a section on the
draft plan outreach efforts. Chapter
describes the Environmental Justice Analysis completed during the
development of the draft plan.
WisDOT followed the public participation requirements identified
under the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act (PRIIA) of
2008, and the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation
Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), and is consistent with
the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) of
2012. In addition, the plan was developed pursuant to the
requirements of section 135 of title 23, United States Code.
To help organize the plan development outreach effort, WisDOT
developed a public participation plan that describes the public
involvement activities WisDOT used during the development of the
long-range rail plan.
Previous transportation planning efforts helped to shape the
development of the Wisconsin Rail Plan 2030. These include the 2004 Wisconsin Rail Issues and Opportunities
Connections 2030. Both of these planning efforts included
extensive public outreach and resulted in a significant amount of
feedback specific to rail issues and needs statewide. These efforts
are documented as part of the Public Participation Plan discussed
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