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I received no notification of this, just decided to wander by CSX/DDOT's Virginia Avenue Tunnel web site and look for updates, and so am just happening to see that there's a Public Alternative Meeting scheduled for Nov. 30 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Nationals Park. Their description: "As a follow-up to the public scoping meeting held on September 14, 2011, a second public meeting will be held to discuss alternatives for this project. This public meeting will include a formal presentation, question and answer session, and open house displays. The formal presentation will start at 7:00 p.m. Both verbal and written comments will be taken at the meeting."
Given the displeasure voiced by many residents about the lack of information from CSX at the September meeting, it will be interesting to see how girded for battle both sides are at this second session. The official comments letter from the Capitol Quarter Homeowners Association, all 23 pages of it, is probably a pretty complete indicator of the issues that residents along Virginia Avenue will be pressing CSX over.
You can also read my many previous entries on the subject for more details (not in the mood to write the long re-summary today), and ANC 6B commissioner Norm Metzger is writing a lot about the subject as well.
UPDATE: An e-mail has now gone out officially announcing the meeting. It says that free parking will be available in Nats Lot C (at the corner of 1st and N), and that there will be free shuttles from Capper Seniors #1 (900 5th St. SE) and Van Ness Elementary (1150 5th St. SE).
Also, here is the official flyer, which nearby residents will be receiving in the mail.
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Friend of CQ says: (11/15/11 5:00 PM)
I confirmed that this meeting is confirmed for November 30. Notices started going out to the Near Southeast community today. Expect to see notices and ads in the coming days. As is posted on the VA Ave web page, there will be a formal presentation on concept alternatives, followed by opportunnity to speak and comment on those alternatives.


MJM says: (11/16/11 6:44 PM)
The letter to CSX left out a question what came first the tracks or CQ?

Any the answer to the asbestos and how the construction can be found online if you search hard enough along with very good detail about the construction and history. And if you go to LOC you can find more pictures of the construction.

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