Presentation to the CSSC Regional Rail Meeting September

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Presentation to the CSSC Regional Rail Meeting September 18, 2012 Susquehanna Bridge/NEC Future Update

Presentation to the CSSC Regional Rail Meeting September 18, 2012 Susquehanna Bridge/NEC Future Update

AGENDA • Susquehanna Bridge – Background and Schedule • Northeast Corridor – Background and

AGENDA • Susquehanna Bridge – Background and Schedule • Northeast Corridor – Background and Schedule • Questions

Susquehanna Bridge • Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded $22 M to MDOT to

Susquehanna Bridge • Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded $22 M to MDOT to support Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Documentation (NEPA) of a new Susquehanna River crossing for Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC). • Final agreements between FRA, MDOT, and Amtrak are in place and work should begin in 2013. • Estimated time for completion is 3 -4 years.

NEC Future • FRA undertaking comprehensive review of NEC from Boston to Washington D.

NEC Future • FRA undertaking comprehensive review of NEC from Boston to Washington D. C. • Two components of NEC Future project – Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement • Broad review of corridor-wide environmental effects – Service Development Plan • Alternatives for rail service improvements, evaluates their impact on the existing network and operations, and assesses costs and benefits of the proposed plan.

NEC Future Project Initiation Spring 2012 Summer 2012 Fall 2012 - Winter 2014 Initial

NEC Future Project Initiation Spring 2012 Summer 2012 Fall 2012 - Winter 2014 Initial Stakeholder Outreach Data Collection Define Purpose and Need Scoping Alternative Development Winter 2013 - Summer 2014 Draft Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement Draft Service Development Plan Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 Final Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement Final Service Development Plan Record of Decision

NEC Future • FRA accepting scoping comments until October 19, 2012 • For more

NEC Future • FRA accepting scoping comments until October 19, 2012 • For more information visit: www. necfuture. com

QUESTIONS?

QUESTIONS?