Environmental Reviews

Draft Environmental Impact Statement & Section 4(f) Evaluation: Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel Project - Part 1 of 2

  • 08
  • Dec
  • 2015
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
SUBJECT: Environmental Protection
ABSTRACT: The Baltimore and Potomac (B&P) Tunnel Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) and Section 4(f) Evaluation describes existing environmental conditions within the Study Area and provides an analysis of impacts on environmental resources of the Baltimore and Potomac (B&P) Tunnel Project. The primary purpose of the Project is to address the structural and operational deficiencies of the existing B&P Tunnel, improve passenger rail services, and support existing and future demands along the Northeast Corridor. FRA has evaluated four alternatives, including the No-Build Alternative (Alternative 1), Alternative 3A, Alternative 3B, and Alternative 3C. FRA retained these alternatives following a comprehensive alternatives development and evaluation process that incorporated input from the public as well as federal, state, and local government agencies .
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