State clarifies its stance on the 28X proposal

On Tuesday, state Sen. Jack Hart said that the lawmakers had extended their deadline for a commitment from EOT about continuing community input into any 28X planning to noon yesterday. The legislators will request the funding application be withdrawn if a commitment is not made, he said.

Yesterday, the following was sent to the lawmakers by James A. Aloisi Jr., state secretary of transportation: “EOT continues to believe that the 28X project is the best public transportation solution for this corridor given the opportunity and constraints presented by the TIGER grant program. However, if after continued dialogue and discussion over the next several weeks, the delegation feels that it cannot strongly support the 28X proposal, and submits a letter to that effect to me, EOT will withdraw the 28X proposal from federal consideration by the last working day of October.”