Environmental Reviews

Supplemental EA - West Palm Beach Vehicle Maintenance Facility

  • 22
  • Oct
  • 2014
SUBJECT: Environmental Protection
KEYWORDS: All Aboard Florida, Miami West Palm Beach, Maintenance Facility
ABSTRACT: Initial evaluation of environmental impacts for the EA and FONSI included a Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) to support AAF passenger service at an existing rail maintenance yard in Fort Lauderdale (Andrews Yard), which Florida East Coast Railway, L.L.C. (FECR) owns and operates. However, the Andrews Yard location is unavailable in a configuration necessary for AAF’s use at this time; therefore, AAF has identified an alternative location. This Supplemental EA provides information regarding potential environmental impacts associated with the VMF at the WPB Rail Yard, and compares those to the impact analyses conducted for the originally proposed VMF location at the Andrews Yard in Fort Lauderdale. This evaluation considers the potential for physical, economic, social, cultural, and biological impacts to the environment, and includes analyses and modeling results evaluated for current and future operations at the WPB Rail Yard.