The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as the federal lead agency, in cooperation with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) as the local Project sponsor, have provided a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation (DEIS) for the King of Prussia Rail Project (Project) in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. FTA and SEPTA will hold public hearings at two locations to provide the opportunity for comment on the DEIS. The dates, times, and locations of the public hearings are as follows: Monday, November 13, 2017; DoubleTree Hotel, 301 West DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 19406; Open House and Private Oral Comments: 1 to 2 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.; Presentations: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Public Oral Comments: 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and also, Wednesday, November 15, 2017; Norristown Municipal Building, 235 East Airy Street, Norristown, PA 19401; Open House and Private Oral Comments: 5 to 6 p.m.; Presentation: 6 p.m.; Public Oral Comments: 6 to 8 p.m.

At the public meeting and hearing, any and all persons in attendance will be afforded an opportunity to comment on the DEIS. Any person with special needs, such as English language assistance, should contact SEPTA for assistance. The DEIS is available for viewing on the Project website, www.kingofprussiarail.com, at the Upper Merion Township Library, at the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library and at the Upper Darby Free Public Library-Municipal Branch. The DEIS is available for public review upon request at the SEPTA office located at 1234 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Written comments on the DEIS may also be submitted to the Project mailbox at the following address: KOP Rail Project Mailbox, c/o McCormick Taylor, Inc. ATTN: ECW, Two Commerce Square, 2001 Market Street, 10th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Comments on the DEIS may also be submitted by e-mail to info@kingofprussiarail.com or through the Project website. All comments on the DEIS must be received by December 4, 2017.

This notice is published in accordance with and the public meeting and hearing is held by and on behalf of the SEPTA as the local Project sponsor as required by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1970, as amended, and federal regulations promulgated thereunder.

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PostedNovember 01, 2017