Great Lake Basin Railroad

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Talking Points for GLB Railroad

Great Lakes Basin Transportaion Letter

Keys to making effective comments:

  • Focus your comments on reasonable alternatives and potential environmental issues.

  • Let us know what environmental and community issues you consider important for analysis in the EIS.

  • Suggest Methods for analysis of environmental and community impacts.

  • Provide comments on ways to avoid, minimize, or mitigate potential environmental impacts.

  • Submit comments that are clear, concise, and relevant to the project.

  • Comments that provide specific examples, to which we can respond, are more effective than comments simply stating opposition, support, or making broad statements.


How to submit comments?

Scoping comments may be submitted electronically on the Board's website,, by clicking on the "E-FILING" link on the home page and then selecting "Environmental Comments." Log-in accounts are not needed to file environmental comments electronically, and comments may be typed into the text box provided or attached as a file. If you have difficulties with the e-filing process, please call 202-245-0350. Please refer to Docket No. FD 35952 in all correspondence, including e-filings, addressed to the Board.


Scoping Comments submitted by mail should be addressed to:

Dave Navecky

Surface Transportation Board

Docket No. FD 35952

395 E Street SW

Washington, DC 20423-0001


Scoping Comments are due by June 15, 2016.


For more information, please visit the Board-sponsored project website at:


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