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FTA and RTA to Host Public Meeting for Proposed Cemeteries Transit Center Project

March 11, 2015

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will host a public meeting to discuss an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Cemeteries Transit Center Project.  The meeting will take place Monday, March 9, 2015, 6 p.m. in the Jesuit High School Auditorium located at 4133 Banks Street, New Orleans, LA.  The meeting will include a presentation and open house.
March 11, 2015
The proposed project involves the extension of the Canal Streetcar Line from the end of Canal Street to Canal Boulevard north of City Park Avenue in New Orleans.  The EA, prepared by FTA and RTA, evaluates the potential impacts to environmental and human resources and investigates means of mitigation for unavoidable adverse impacts as a result of the proposed project.  The EA may be viewed on and downloaded from the RTA website at www.norta.com.  Copies of the EA can be viewed at the New Orleans Public Library as follows:
Main Library
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone:  504 596-2560
Robert E. Smith Library
6301 Canal Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70124
Phone:  504 596-2638

All interested parties are invited to attend the public meeting.  During the meeting, attendees will be able to view display exhibits and speak with project personnel.  Formal comments on the project will be received at the meeting.  Comments may also be submitted via email to Leah Rose at leah.rose@arcadis-us.com and via mail to Cemeteries Transit Center Project, P.O. Box 56845, New Orleans, LA  70156.  All comments must be dated or postmarked no later than March 25, 2015 to be included in the official record of the meeting. 
For more information, please visit www.norta.com or call the Cemeteries Transit Center Project information line at 504-620-0036.

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