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Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS)

The Draft EIS and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation includes descriptions of the Project Purpose and Need, Preferred Alternative, and the Analytical Framework used in the analyses. The Draft EIS examines the full range of environmental considerations Operational and Construction impacts, and potential measures to avoid, minimize or mitigate impacts.

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FRA is soliciting public comments on this Draft EIS and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation through the end of the comment period. This Draft EIS and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation is available on the Federal Docket system (, Docket No. FRA-2020-0039) and at the local repositories (Community Board 4 and 5 offices by appointment) listed HERE.

Full Draft EIS
On the Draft EIS

Draft EIS Public Hearing

During the virtual Public Hearing:

  • Attendees will have the opportunity to provide comments
  • All comments provided during the Public Comment Period for the Draft EIS and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation will be given the same consideration by FRA
  • Methods to provide comments outside the Public Hearing are summarized HERE

Explore the Draft EIS

Click below to follow the path to explore the Draft EIS and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation, review key areas of concern, and learn how to add your comment to the public Docket.