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Past Public Meetings

From November 2018 through December 2022, MDT hosted a series of in-person open houses and online live public meetings, where the project team shared the study overview, process, and next steps with the public for the existing 27th Street at-grade railroad crossing. The project team also answered stakeholder questions and listened to their issues and concerns.

Below are the in-person meeting recordings, the PowerPoint presentation used for the online live public meetings, and the display boards used at the in-person open houses.

Meeting #4

In-Person Open House Public Meeting – December 12, 2022, 3-6 p.m.

Display boards used at the in-person open house updated stakeholders about the project study. Key project personnel were available to answer stakeholder questions and discuss the project. Stakeholder feedback was collected and added to the project database.

View the Display Boards

Online Public Meeting – December 15, 2022, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

A PowerPoint presentation was given during the online live public meeting to update stakeholders about the project study. Key project personnel were available to answer stakeholder questions. Stakeholder feedback was collected and added to the project database. Similar information was presented at both this meeting and the in-person open house.

View the Online Meeting Video
View the PowerPoint Presentation

Meeting #3

Two Online Live Public Meetings – December 1, 2022, 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Instead of an in-person open house, two online live meetings were held due to COVID-19 and concerns about public safety. MDT hosted both online meetings on December 1, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Key project personnel shared the study overview and next steps. The links to the videos for both online meetings and the PowerPoint presentation are below.

View video of the 11:30 a.m. meeting
View video of the 4:30 p.m. meeting

View the PowerPoint presentation

Meeting #2

In-Person Open House Public Meeting – April 29, 2019

An in-person open house public meeting was held April 29, 2019, and the following information was presented.

Open House Presentation
Alternatives Traffic Evaluation Analysis
Conceptual Noise Analysis
Existing Transportation System Constraints
Lane 2 Overpass Renderings
Long and Short Term Alternatives
Long Term Preliminary Plans
Tier 2 Typical Sections
Two Lane Tunnel Renderings
Underpass Renderings

Meeting #1

November 27, 2018

View the PowerPoint Presentation

Stakeholder Engagement

Throughout the study, the project team has continuously met with individuals and stakeholder groups, including the following, to provide study updates and gather feedback.

  • Nearly 20 contacts with local business owners.
  • Big Sky Economic Development.
  • Bike Ped Advisory Board.
  • Bike Walk MT/ Montana PTA.
  • Billings Chamber of Commerce.
  • BNSF Railway.
  • City of Billings, multiple departments, including Parks, Planning, Public Works, PCC, School District, and Traffic.
  • Democratic Study Group.
  • Downtown Billings Alliance.
  • Downtown Billings Partnership.
  • Emergency response/ first responders.
    • Billings Clinic.
    • Billings and Lockwood Fire Departments.
    • Billings Police Department.
    • Montana Highway Patrol.
    • Riverstone Health.
    • Saint Vincent’s Healthcare.
    • Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Montana Motor Carriers.
  • Montana Rail Link (MRL).
  • Southside Neighborhood Task Force.
  • TrailNet.
  • Yellowstone County, including Commissioners and Road and Bridge.
  • Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council.

Community participation is important to the success of this project. Comments and questions may be submitted in writing to 27thStRailroadCrossingXYZhdrincABCcom. Comments may also be submitted using the online comment form. Please select 27th St. RR Crossing-Billings from the drop down menu or call Lisa Gray at 406-208-0551.