Troy, MI Intermodal Rail Passenger Facility

Environmental Assessment (EA)

The City of Troy, Michigan and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) have proposed to construct the William J. Huotari Troy Transit Center Intermodal Rail Passenger Facility, an approximately 2,500 square foot rail passenger facility to replace an existing inadequate station facility located in the adjacent City of Birmingham, MI. This project will 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 Troy Intermodal Rail Passenger Facility, submitted by MDOT, for funding under the High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) program. On September 15, 2011, based on the information presented in the EA, the FRA Administrator signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). As a result, all Federal environmental requirements have been satisfied for this project.