THE RAIL PREVAILS OVER ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES

Twenty-two mi (35 km) of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit System corridor pass through old industrial properties, some abandoned, many contaminated. The corridor also passes through two counties and nine cities with widely varying land use, regulatory requirements, and site conditions. The traditional environmental investigation and remediation approach would be to analyze each property separately and perform independent remedial actions. However, in an innovative coup that ultimately saved the project millions of dollars and made schedule attainment possible, for purposes of environmental remediation, the contractor consolidated the properties into a single, very long unit. Consolidating the project meant that only one permit was required in lieu of many permits. Only one regulatory review process was needed. Remedial alternatives could cover many like properties, thereby eliminating massive duplication of effort.

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    • Included in a special advertising section to this journal issue entitled, "Environmental Engineering Focus on Sediment Remediation."
  • Corporate Authors:

    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Hatch, S E
  • Publication Date: 1999-3-22

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. E25
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 242
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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  • Accession Number: 00762933
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 2 1999 12:00AM