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Great Lakes Basin Transportation founder Frank Patton to answer questions

Grundy Board Chairman David Welter has arranged a Q&A session about proposed railroad

Published: Monday, April 25, 2016 1:18 p.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 9:35 a.m. CST

MORRIS – Great Lakes Basin Transportation founder Frank Patton has agreed to attend a question and answer session for Grundy County residents that will be held May 2 at the Morris Community High School.

Great Lakes Basin Railroad is a proposed privately funded $8 billion rail line project that, if built, would cut through Grundy County farmland.

As proposed the Great Lakes Basin Railroad project would run 275 miles from La Porte, Indiana, to Milton, Wisconsin.

Grundy County Chairman David Welter said he reached out to Patton to invite him to a public event so local residents and political leaders could learn firsthand from Patton about the proposed project.

"I feel it's important that the community has their concerns addressed and questions answered," Welter said last week when he invited Patton.

Attendees will be invited to write down questions as they arrive. A moderator will ask the questions so the community has the opportunity to get more answers.

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IF YOU GO

WHAT: Grundy County Presentation on Great Lakes Basin Railroad

WHERE: Morris Community High School gym, 1000 Union St. in Morris

WHERE: May 2. A review of maps will be held from 6:30 to 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A session from 7 to 8 p.m.

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