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DOVER/KENT MPO ANNOUNCES RAIL CORRIDOR INDUSTRIAL USE LAND STUDY

Date Posted: Friday, September 9th, 2022

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Helen Wiles, Public Outreach Manager, Dover/Kent MPO, 302.465.2438 or helen.wiles@doverkentmpo.org

September 7, 2022

DOVER/KENT MPO ANNOUNCES RAIL CORRIDOR INDUSTRIAL USE LAND STUDY

KENT COUNTY DELAWARE: The Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization has released the final document for the Rail Corridor Industrial Land Use Study. It was voted on for final approval at the Council Meeting held on September 7, 2022.

The purpose of the study is to be A technical identification of available land adjacent to rail corridors which could be designated and preserved for industrial use in Kent County, Delaware. Funded by FHWA, FTA, DelDOT and the Kent Economic Partnership, this resource is intended to show the importance between local government comprehensive plans and how these documents can support state and regional rail freight plan goals and objectives, better coordination between local and state government, and rail operators land use decisions, and attract rail freight related manufacturing/employment centers to Kent County, Delaware.

Linda Parkowski, Executive Director of the KEP and Choose Central Delaware says “The Rail Study will bring awareness of importance of preserving and zoning land along the rail corridor in Kent County for appropriate uses.  There is a finite amount of rail in Central Delaware and this study highlights the need to use it wisely for future generations.”

The entire study can be read on the Dover Kent MPO website at www.doverkentmpo.org.

Any questions or concerns about this study can be directed to James Galvin, Principal Planner at james.galvin@doverkentmpo.org.

The Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization is a federally mandated not-for-profit that works with local, state and federal governments along with local transportation organizations to ensure that transportation planning and projects are done in compliance with Federal law to include the Federal Clean Air Act and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST).

The Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization is committed to equity and Title VI compliance. Title VI and Environmental Justice stem from the 1964 Civil Rights Act stating that “No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

For more information on the Dover/Kent County MPO, please visit www.doverkentmpo.org or call Helen Wiles at 302-387-6026.