Northern Branch Corridor Project > FAQs
|Why are you preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Northern Branch Corridor?
While the areas of southeastern Bergen County and northeastern Hudson County have a substantial transit system, there is evidence that the system is not providing service for all of the markets that could be served. Thus, the purpose and need of the Northern Branch Corridor Project is to address the transportation needs of this area through the re-introduction of passenger rail transit service.
What is the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process? Where are we now?
The EIS process begins with public and agency scoping after which the alternatives are evaluated in detail in the draft EIS (DEIS), which is subject to public comment. This is followed by a final EIS (FEIS), and a Record of Decision (ROD) to go forward with a project. The entire process and the resulting final document are overseen and must be approved by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the federal agency responsible for preparing the EIS.
What alternatives will the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) consider?
Although the DMU alternatives were identified in the Scoping Document they have subsequently been screened out and have not been studied in the DEIS.
What is the estimated cost of the Northern Branch Corridor Project?
How will the public be involved in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process?
What can I do to participate further in the Northern Branch Corridor project?
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