In the last post, we mentioned a planned press conference prior to the CRTPO meeting where WidenI77.org would reply to a somewhat threatening letter received from Cintra's man in Charlotte, Javier Tamargo.
Dissemination of the letter to influence CRTPO was coordinated with NCDOT. That coordination was managed by former City of Charlotte mouthpiece Jean Meier who now works for Cintra's local incarnation - I77 Mobility Partners.
Tomorrow, WidenI77.org responds.
Rather than sending their communications through back channels and away from the prying eyes of the pesky public, they will hold a press conference out in the open.
See details below.
Cornelius, N.C. – (August 18, 2015) - WidenI-77, the citizens group opposing the plan to build High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes on I-77 through the Lake Norman area, will make a statement to the press on Wednesday, August 19th at 5:20 p.m. at Government Center, 600 East Fourth Street, Charlotte N.C.
The group will make a statement on the vote scheduled to take place that evening by the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) and will also respond to the recent letter from Javier Tamargo, CEO of I-77 Mobility Partners, LLC accusing Widen I-77 of “false allegations.”
The group will take questions after the statement. We hope to see you there. Tomorrow we will email copies of the letter sent to us by I-77 Mobility Partners as well as our response.
WidenI77 is a plaintiff in a lawsuit against I-77 Mobility Partners and NCDOT to stop the HOT lane project and is represented by a team of attorneys led by Matt Arnold Esq. of Arnold & Smith, LLC.