SYSTEMWIDE IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF THE NORTHEAST CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT -- AIR QUALITY CONSIDERATIONS

The Northeast Corridor Improvement Project (NECIP) is designed to establish regular scheduled and dependable intercity rail passenger service between Boston and New York, and between New York and Washington on regular schedules. To achieve this goal, the Federal Railroad Administration has embarked on an extensive improvement project which encompasses such programs as track work, bridge and tunnel rehabilitation, new fencing, grade crossing, new electrification, signaling and communications, station and service facilities improvement, and new rolling stock. In support of NECIP, procedural requirements and appropriate methodologies for identifying and analyzing those areas of NECIP which may have a potential impact on the environment are being developed. The resultant methods are then used to develop a systemwide assessment of NECIP. This paper addresses only the air quality portion of the impact assessment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Inst of Environ Sci 23rd Ann Tech Meet. Proceeding, Environ Technol 77, Los Angeles, California, April 25-27, 1977. Also available from the Institute of Environmental Sciences.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Environmental Sciences

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  • Authors:
    • Chng, K M
    • HANSON, C E
    • Barnes, J D
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 10-15

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167559
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM