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TIER 1 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT Prepared Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (42 USC 4332) and 64 FR 28545
ABSTRACT: The Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative (NNEIRI) is a feasibility and planning study (NNEIRI Study) that examines the opportunities and impacts of adding more frequent and higher speed intercity passenger rail service on two major rail routes, the Inland Route and the Boston-to-Montreal Route. The Inland Route runs between Boston, Massachusetts and New Haven, Connecticut via Springfield, Massachusetts. The Boston-to-Montreal Route runs between Boston and Montreal, Quebec via Springfield. The two routes share the common trackage between Boston and Springfield, MA. The combination of these two rail routes defines the total trackage included in the study area that is collectively identified as the NNEIRI Corridor (Corridor).
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