Dearborn Intermodal Rail Passenger Facility

Environmental Assessment

The City of Dearborn, Michigan (City) and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) have proposed to construct the Dearborn Intermodal Rail Passenger Facility, an approximately 23,000 square foot intermodal rail passenger facility, to replace an existing facility and combine two existing rail stops in Dearborn (the Project). The Project would support the existing National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak) intercity passenger rail service between Detroit-Pontiac, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois, the planned Midwest High Speed Rail service between Detroit and Chicago, and the planned regional commuter rail service. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) selected the application for the Dearborn Intermodal Rail Passenger Facility, submitted by MDOT, for funding under the High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) program. FRA issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on August 1, 2011 based on the EA prepared by the City and MDOT. The EA was independently evaluated by FRA and determined to adequately and accurately discuss the need, environmental issues, impacts of the proposed Project and appropriate mitigation measures. In addition, in accordance with 49 USC 303(d)(2), the FONSI includes a Section 4(f) de minimis impact finding for the Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum.