Baltimore-Washington Superconducting Maglev Project
PROJECT WEBSITE: Baltimore-Washington Superconducting Maglev Project
All dates below are specific to the schedule of the Environmental Review and Permitting processes for this project.
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING STATUS
ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING
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(8/25/2021) FRA has paused the project to review project elements and to determine the next steps.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation, and Draft Section 106 Programmatic Agreement (PA) on January 15, 2021. The DEIS, Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation, and the Draft PA can be viewed below. For additional information on where the DEIS can be viewed, please visit the SCMAGLEV Project website.
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. § 4321 et seq., FRA, as lead federal agency, and the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), the project sponsor, are preparing an Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed superconducting maglev system between Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC (the Project). The effort stems from the 2005 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, in which Congress authorized funding to study maglev transportation projects.
FRA and MDOT developed screening criteria to examine potential alternatives for further study. In January 2018, FRA and MDOT published the Preliminary Alternatives Screening Report (PASR), incorporating engineering and environmental screening criteria, submitted comments, and public feedback received from a series of public meetings in October 2017. FRA will advance alternatives for further design that will be included in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The Project’s website (linked below) contains an updated project schedule.
In addition, pertinent information can be found at the project's FRA webpage, https://www.fra.dot.gov/Page/P1068.
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