W.Va. Rail Authority to meet in Wood County

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Transportation’s State Rail Authority will continue holding a series of public information meetings to discuss the authority’s State Rail Plan, including a planned meeting in Wood County.

The informational meetings will afford participants an opportunity to learn about the plan, to ask questions and to state their views and opinions for consideration in the development of the plan.

All meetings will be from 5:30-7 p.m.

There will be a formal presentation at 6 p.m. followed by an opportunity for people to give their comments in a workshop-style setting.

The next three public meetings will be held at the following locations:

* July 16, at the Culture Center Grand Hall in the state Capitol Complex, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, in Charleston.

* July 17, at the West Virginia Division of Highways District Three Headquarters Conference Center at 624 Depot St. in Parkersburg.

* July 18, at the Flatwoods Days Hotel, Huntington Room, 2000 Sutton Lane in Sutton.

Written comments must be sent by Aug. 23 to Cindy Butler, director, West Virginia State Rail Authority, 120 Water Plan Drive, Moorefield, WV 26836