Reference Materials

Hudson Tunnel Project Environmental Impact Statement Scoping Document

  • 11
  • May
  • 2016
SUBJECT: Environmental Protection
KEYWORDS: Hudson Tunnel Project Environmental Impact Statement Scoping Document
ABSTRACT: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and NJ TRANSIT are preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the Hudson Tunnel Project (the “Proposed Action” or the “Project”). The Proposed Action is intended to preserve the current functionality of the Northeast Corridor’s (NEC) Hudson River rail crossing between New Jersey and New York and strengthen the resilience of the NEC. The Project would consist of construction of a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River, including railroad infrastructure in New Jersey and New York connecting the new rail tunnel to the existing NEC, and rehabilitation of the existing NEC tunnel beneath the Hudson River.

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