NORTHEAST CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT/REPORT FOR ELECTRIFICATION OF NORTHWEST CORRIDOR, NEW HAVEN, CT TO BOSTON, MA

The impacts of extending electrification on the National Railroad Passenger Corporation's (Amtrak) Northeast Corridor (NEC) from New Haven, Connecticut to Boston, Massachusetts are of direct concern to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). To improve rail service and increase ridership between New York and Boston, Amtrak proposes the electrification of the NEC main line between New Haven and Boston. This volume considers impacts on the human and natural environment utilizing guidance as outlined in CFR Part 1500, Council on Environmental Quality, Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Requirements of NEPA as amended and the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) regulations (301 CMR 11:30). Impacts analyzed include changes in the natural environment, social environment, impacts on historic and archaeological sites, changes in transit service and patronage, maintenance costs and financial implications. Impacts are identified both for the proposed construction period and for the long-term operation of the alternatives.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB94-122017 and Volume 3, PB94111838.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1993-9

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 295 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00800475
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-VNTSC-FRA-93-9-Vol 1,, Final Report
  • Contract Numbers: DTRS-57-91-D-00052
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 16 2000 12:00AM