Environmental Studies

The Record of Decision, issued by the Federal Transit Administration, marks the end of a rigorous and extensive process to identify and then avoid, minimize or mitigate possible impacts to communities, historic buildings and natural resources such as parks, wetlands and trees. The Record of Decision is based on information presented in a Final Environmental Impact Statement that was completed in December 2012.

Planning studies included the Alternative Analysis / Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) which was required to comply with the National Environmental Protection Act (also necessary for federal approval) and to set the stage for FTA approval for MTA to move into Preliminary Engineering and preparation of Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS).