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Meeting set for Tuesday about development of a West Virginia rail plan

January 25, 2013

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Rail Authority will hold a public meeting in Martinsburg on Tuesday for residents to learn about the development of a statewide rail plan, West Virginia Department of Transportation spokesman Brent Walker said Thursday.

The meeting, which is among eight public information sessions planned statewide, will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Berkeley County Council chambers at 400 W. Stephen St., according to the WVDOT.

There will be a formal presentation at 6 p.m., followed by a public comment portion of the meeting, Walker said.

The Department of Transportation said participants would have an opportunity to learn about the rail plan, ask questions and share their views and opinions for consideration in the development of the plan.

Walker said Thursday that the state has not previously had such a rail plan in place.

Written comments about the plan may be dropped in a comment box at the meeting or mailed to Cindy Butler, Director, West Virginia State Rail Authority, 120 Water Plant Drive, Moorefield, WV 26836

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— Matthew Umstead

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