Public hearing June 13 on Environmental Assessment for Phase 2 of Dulles Rail
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will hold a joint public hearing on the Preliminary Engineering Design Refinements Environmental Assessment (EA) for Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project.
The meeting will take place on June 13 at Herndon High School, 700 Bennett St., Herndon, Va. The hearing will begin with an open house at 6:30 p.m., followed by a staff presentation at 7 p.m.
Phase 2 of the Dulles Rail Project is planned from Wiehle Avenue on the eastern edge of Reston westward to Dulles Airport and to Route 772 in Ashburn.
The purpose of the hearing is to provide individuals and agencies an opportunity to comment on the proposed design refinements to the project and the resulting changes in potential environmental and cultural resources effects. This includes the relocation of the Dulles Airport Metrorail station.
The EA documents are available in the Phase 2 section of the project website (www.dullesmetro.com), at www.wmata.com/hearings, at local libraries, at Metro’s main office, and at the project office in Vienna.
How to register to speak at the public hearing
To establish a witness list for the public hearings, individuals and representatives of organizations who wish to be heard are asked to provide in writing their name, address, telephone number and organization affiliation, if any, to Office of the Secretary, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 600 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. Alternatively, requests to speak may be faxed to 202-962-1133 or e-mailed to email@example.com. Please submit only one speaker’s name per letter and reference the hearing number. Lists of individual speakers will not be accepted. Individuals wishing to speak do not need to register in advance for the public hearing. Speakers may sign up at the hearing location. Others present at the hearing may be heard after people who have registered have spoken. Please note that any information you provide may be releasable to the public under the WMATA Public Access to Records Policy (PARP). The PARP can be viewed on WMATA’s website under the link marked “Legal Affairs.” Public officials will be heard first and will be allowed five minutes each to make their presentations. All other speakers will be allowed three minutes each. Relinquishing of time by one speaker to another will not be permitted.
How to submit written comments
Print or electronic statements submitted for the record must be received by 5 p.m. on June 25, 2012 and may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, sent via fax to 202-962-1133 or mailed to The Office of the Secretary, 600 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Please note that any personal information you provide in your statement such as name, e-mail address, address, or telephone number may be releasable to the public under the WMATA Public Access to Records Policy.
Statements may also be sent to Karl Rohrer, Deputy Project Director—Phase 2, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, 1593 Spring Hill Road, Suite 300, Vienna Va. 22182-2228 or e-mailed to email@example.com.
Herndon High School is accessible via public transportation using Fairfax Connector bus routes 980 and 924 and Reston Bus 5 (RIBS5). The location of the hearing is wheelchair accessible. Individuals who may need special assistance to participate in the public hearing should call 202-962-2511 or TTY: 202-638-3780.
For more information about the hearing, please visit www.dullesmetro.com or www.wmata.com/hearings.
News release issued at 2:10 pm, June 8, 2012.