Stakeholder meetings were held around the key project milestones and on an as-needed basis with stakeholders who have specific technical freight and passenger rail experience or interests. The purpose of the meetings was to discuss the condition and operating aspects of the existing rail system, and investment/funding needs. Targeted stakeholders for these meetings included, but were not limited to: Class I, II, and III carriers; the Regional Transportation Authority; MPO’s; intermodal centers; key industry users of rail service such as agriculture, utilities, and manufacturers; as well as other freight and passenger rail services.
These meetings began in February. The last meeting was held on April 12, 2012.