NEC FUTURE is the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) comprehensive plan for improvements to the Northeast Corridor (NEC) rail line from Washington, D.C., to Boston, Massachusetts. Improvements to the NEC in New Jersey stand to have significant impacts on the Lower Raritan Watershed.
The FRA released the NEC FUTURE Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for public comment in November 2015.
The LRWP provided written public comment on the plan and hosted the NEC FUTURE facilitation team at our March 2016 “transportation assets” meeting, at which point we also provided comments on the draft plan.
The NEC FUTURE “Summary of Tier 1 Draft EIS Comments” is now available on the NEC FUTURE website at www.necfuture.com, along with the full set of submissions received. The Comment Summary Report describes the main themes expressed in the comments and how the FRA is using this feedback to identify a Preferred Alternative. The FRA will announce the Preferred Alternative this year.