The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) are preparing a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate options for improved intercity passenger rail service along the approximately 130-mile segment of the federally designated Pacific Northwest Rail Corridor from the Eugene-Springfield urban area to the Washington State line at the Columbia River in Portland, OR. This environmental review will help ODOT, the project sponsor, and FRA make decisions such as selecting the general rail alignment and communities where stations would be located and determining service characteristics, such as the number of daily trips, travel-time objectives, and the technologies to be used.
See project sponsor’s webpage for more information: http://www.oregonpassengerrail.org/
The U.S. Permitting Dashboard is an online tool for Federal agencies, project sponsors, and interested members of the public to track the Federal government’s environmental review and authorization processes for large or complex infrastructure projects. The Dashboard is part of a government-wide effort to improve coordination, transparency, and accountability. A link to this project’s page on the Dashboard is below.