At the GTR meeting on Feb 24, we need to play our cards strategically. Here are
some things I hope we can all bear in mind.
1. We are not anti-rail. We might be frustrated with GTR’s plan and a range of
other things, but that’s not the same as anti-tail sentiment.
2. Our focus is GTR. There might be some people at the meeting with different
views to us. Don’t engage with them or their views, whether they bring them up
or GTR does. Everyone is entitled to their view. But the focus of our questions
are GTR’s activities
others for their views but keep all focus on GTR.
3. Concern, not anger. We won’t get far if we vent anger or attempt cheap point
4. Facts, not theories. We want to press GTR to demonstrate their ability — or
otherwise — to provide factual answers, not get bound up on our or their
5. Our goal is for GTR to leave feeling that their plan is at risk for the
right reasons — that they need to do more to establish the lawfulness of what
they are doing, through planning approvals, documentation, etc. We don’t want
to let them distract us with talk of mitigation.
Until anon, Sean