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Empire Corridor Improvements - Service Development Plan

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
06/29/2021

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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:

FRA, in cooperation with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), is preparing a Tier I Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate proposed system improvements to intercity passenger rail services along the 463-mile Empire Corridor, connecting Pennsylvania (Penn) Station in New York City with Niagara Falls Station in Niagara Falls, New York.  The Draft EIS (DEIS) was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and its implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508); FRA’s Procedures for Considering Environmental Impacts (64 Federal Register [FR] 28545); and the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) and its implementing regulations (6 New York Codes, Rules and Regulations [NYCRR] Part 617). FRA anticipates publishing the Tier I Final EIS in Spring 2018.


In addition, pertinent information can be found at the project's FRA webpage, https://railroads.dot.gov/current-environmental-reviews/empire-corridor

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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Extension or Delay
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No End Date
Planned

Action Information

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