UPDATE: Dan S. live blogs from the stakeholders' meeting
From the Trolley District Website community calender:
When: Thu, November 19, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Where: Weber Center - 2380 Washington Blvd. (map)Description: The stakeholder committee meets to determine their preferred route for the Streetcar! This is a very important meeting, since the consultants and UTA are pushing for a 36th Street alignment bypassing the Trolley District. Please come let them know that you support a 25th Street alignment!
WCF readers who attend this afternoon's event are invited, of course, to chime in with your post-meeting reports.
We'll also extend the same invitation to anyone who might decide to engage in some live blogging.
Who knows... maybe we'll get REALLY lucky.
Update 11/20/09 8:00 a.m.: The Standard-Examiner carries its own post-meeting writeup in this morning's hard-copy edition, which reports that yesterday's stakeholders' meeting was anything but dispositive of the streetcar corridor alignment issue:
Dan S.'s 11:09 p.m. remark in the comments section below this article:
The result of today's meeting was that there is no consensus on a preferred alternative, but they will schedule a meeting (or perhaps more than one meeting) reasonably soon in which members of the public can come and ask technical questions and offer their ideas. It's not clear what happens after that; probably it depends on how things go at the meeting(s). In any case, those who are interested should watch for an announcement and plan to attend.And we also believe gentle reader Conductor pretty much "nails it" regarding the question of "where do we go from here?":
I just wanted to thank everyone for their support in this matter. I do feel like we, the public, have made a difference in this process. We have at least opened the door for more public dialogue to occur before a decision on a locally preferred alternative is made.Special thanks to Dan S. by the way, for yesterday's highly informative live blogging.
The big thing will be to get UDOT to come to the table on Harrison Boulevard, and engage in a Multi-Modal Corridor Analysis.
We'll now re-open the floor for further reader remarks.