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Des Moines Transload Facility Environmental Assessment

PROJECT WEBSITE: Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (DMAMPO)

All dates below are specific to the schedule of the Environmental Review and Permitting processes for this project.

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ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING STATUS
IN PROGRESS

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING
08/14/2020

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ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING PROCESSES
COMPLETED

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SECTOR
Surface Transportation

CATEGORY
DOT Projects

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LEAD AGENCY
Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration

Description:

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is completing an Environmental Assessment for the construction of the new Des Moines Transload Facility in Des Moines, Iowa.  The Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (DMAMPO) proposes to construct the transload facility in Central Iowa to reduce the volume of freight trucked within a 150-mile radius. The transload facility will use Class 1 and 2 freight rail shippers to transport goods in and out of the Des Moines area. Anticipated users of the facility include a wide variety of companies that handle large volumes of commodities that move most efficiently in railcar volumes: minerals, steel, chemicals, lumber, finished products, agricultural products, food, fertilizers, products for the development of Iowa’s growing wind energy industry, roofing materials, pipe, sheet metal, pilings, beams, plastics, aggregates, salts, oils, green bio-products, feed additives, generators, transformers, farm machinery, construction equipment, and military equipment.

For more information visit FRA's project page:  

https://railroads.dot.gov/environment/environmental-reviews/des-moines-transload-facility

Permitting Timetable

The permitting timetable below displays data as reported by agencies. Dates for Environmental Review and Permitting processes (Actions) that are in 'Paused' or 'Planned' status are subject to change and are not indicative of a project's final schedule.

  • For information about extensions, select an Action from the timetable below and select 'View Action Details' at the bottom of the page.
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Overall Project Timetable
 
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Planned

Action Information

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