It’s sad when those responsible for making decisions on transportation policy don’t protect our environment. The US Appeals Court ruled that the NC DOT “failed to disclose critical assumptions … and instead provided the public with incorrect information.”
Plan to attend this meeting tonight Monday, June 18 at 6:00 PM at Next Level Church, located on 4317 Stevens Mill Road in Matthews. Come with your questions and comments!
Ruling leaves toll road in doubt
U.S. appeals court says N.C. DOT’s environmental analysis for Monroe bypass is flawed
Steve Harrison The Charlotte Observer
May. 04, 2012
“The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, in an unanimous ruling, said the N.C. Department of Transportation and other agencies “failed to disclose critical assumptions … and instead provided the public with incorrect information.”
The DOT violated federal policy that requires detailed environmental impact analysis for new highways, the court found.”
Plan to attend the meeting and ask questions about the environmental impact!
Meetings set on Monroe Connector-Bypass
April Bethea The Charlotte Observer
Jun. 15, 2012
The public can learn more about the proposed Monroe Connector-Bypass at two community forums being held next week.
Officials with the N.C. Turnpike Authority plan to share information about the project, which would be the region’s first toll road, and also take questions from attendees.
The first meeting will take place Monday at Next Level Church, located on 4317 Stevens Mill Road in Matthews. A second meeting is set for Tuesday at Union County Agricultural Center, which is at 3230 Presson Road in Monroe. Both will start at 6 p.m.
Read the entire article at http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/06/15/3320866/meetings-set-on-monroe-connector.html