The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is the lead federal agency for the NEC FUTURE program. The FRA has worked closely with a number of key partners, including:
The FRA coordinated with state and federal environmental resource and regulatory agencies throughout the NEC FUTURE program. In 2012, NEC FUTURE was selected for participation in a pilot project on environmental collaboration. The year-long pilot project was a unique partnership with the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) intended to promote early collaboration with federal and state environmental agencies for efficient environmental decision-making. The pilot project helped to identify best practices for environmental collaboration during a complex, multi-state planning process. It also provided a foundation for ongoing agency coordination, including a Statement of Principles to guide future communication with resource and regulatory agencies.
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