The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and related environmental laws mandated certain environmental considerations for major federal actions. The principal tool for documenting these considerations was the environmental impact statement. This requirement, interpreted and implemented by each federal agency, has given environmental planning concerning federally funded public improvements, such as transit facilities, its scope. This paper discusses the environmental planning studies and methodologies involved in preparing an impact statement for rapid-transit projects under the Urban Mass Transportation Administration. Emphasis is given to major issues, including alternatives analysis, environmental-impact analysis, and analysis of parklands and historic properties. The primary considerations in each subject area and specific approaches to an analysis that would satisfy the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and related environmental directives are examined. The Metropolitan Dade County Rail Rapid Transit System is used as an example. (Author)

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-8
  • Monograph Title: Local and regional development and transportation needs
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  • Accession Number: 00302413
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309029635
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1982 12:00AM