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For Immediate Release:

FRA, MDOT, AMTRAK AND MTA TO HOLD
PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION ON
SUSQUEHANNA RIVER RAIL BRIDGE PROJECT

April 11, 2016

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Amtrak and MDOT’s Maryland Transit Administration are hosting a public outreach information session to provide updates on the Susquehanna River Rail Bridge Project.
 
WHEN:
Thursday, April 14, 2016
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The public is invited to stop by anytime.  No formal presentation will be given.
 
WHERE:
Havre de Grace Activity Center
351 Lewis Lane
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
 
WHY: The public will have the opportunity to: meet the project team; learn about the project and the selected bridge design; review preliminary environmental analysis results; and have their questions answered.  Continuous public involvement is vital to helping the project team identify community needs and concerns. 
 
ABOUT: The existing Susquehanna River Rail Bridge is a 2.5-mile, two track rail bridge connecting Havre de Grace and Perryville, Maryland.  The 110-year-old bridge is a critical link 
along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) that creates a bottleneck, reducing the on-time performance for Amtrak’s passenger service, MARC commuter rail and freight trains operated by Norfolk Southern. 
 
The bridge causes operational inflexibility, maintenance difficulties and conflicts with maritime uses.  
MDOT is the project sponsor and is working with the FRA and Amtrak to study various alternatives to improve this rail crossing along the heavily traveled Northeast Corridor.  The project team is in the process of considering the potential impacts of the project to the social and natural environment. 
 
For more information or to view meeting materials, visit the Susquehanna River Rail Bridge Project’s website susrailbridge.com.  
 
Media Contacts:
 
FRA Public Affairs
202-493-6024

MDOT - Erin Henson & Teri Moss
410-865-1028

Amtrak - Chelsea Kopta
202-906-3730
 

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