FRA hosted the Washington Union Station Expansion Project’s third Public Meeting on October 19, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Washington Union Station’s Presidential Room located in the East Hall. An informal open house format was conducted between 4:00pm and 8:00pm at which representatives were available for discussion of the project and answer questions. Formal presentations were also given at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
This meeting was an opportunity for the public to review and provide feedback on the preliminary Project concepts and screening. The preliminary concepts illustrated potential Project elements that will shape the layout of the station expansion, including realigned and improved tracks and platforms; new public concourses; a train hall; and new parking, bus, and taxi facilities. FRA sought public comments to help determine the Project concepts that should be advanced for further study in an Environmental Impact Statement being prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This public meeting was fulfilled public engagement requirements of the concurrent Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) consultation process.
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Public participation in the NEPA process and Section 106 of the NHPA is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the project team at info@WUSstationexpansion.com at least seven days prior to the meeting.
Materials presented at the Public Meeting are available below.
The comment period for this meeting ends on November 9, 2016. Comments received during this period will be added to the public meeting comments and summarized. Comments on the Project are also encouraged throughout the EIS process. Please see the Submit Comments link to provide any additional comments.