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Addendum to the Determination of Effects Report (June 2016)

  • 19
  • Jul
  • 2016
SUBJECT: Environmental Protection
KEYWORDS: Addendum to the Determination of Effects Report (June 2016)
ABSTRACT: This report presents an Addendum to the Determination of Effects Report dated August 2015 for the proposed Amtrak Zoo to Paoli Electrification Transmission Line Project. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) is proposing a modernization project that includes the replacement of approximately 325 80- to 100-year-old catenary structures, transmission lines, signal power lines, and the Bryn Mawr Substation building, all of which lie within the right-ofway (ROW) of a 20-mile section of Amtrak’s Keystone Corridor between the Philadelphia Zoo and the substation at Paoli. Amtrak is undertaking this project using funding from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Subsequent to the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) concurrence with the Determination of Effects Report on October 8, 2015, an increase in heights of some of the catenary pole structures due to a redesign required a reassessment of effects to some of the identified historic resources. The results of the reassessment are presented in this Addendum report.

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