Environmental Review

Raritan River Bridge Replacement

Raritan River Drawbridge Environmental ReviewNJ TRANSIT is conducting the Raritan River Bridge Replacement Project in accordance with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) procedures for new transit projects. Part of the process includes making a thorough assessment of the project’s environmental impacts in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NJ TRANSIT proceeded with an Environmental Assessment (EA) / Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation and Appendices that were posted on this website for review on June 14, 2017. A public comment period on the document ran from June 14, 2017, to July 14, 2017.

An EA is a document that includes a description of the project and its anticipated impact on a broad range of environmental issues including potential impacts to water quality and natural resources, adverse effects on historical / cultural resources, and quality of life in the project area.

FTA has reviewed and responded to all comments received during the now-completed public comment period for the EA. If it concludes that there is little or no significant environmental impact from the Raritan River Bridge Replacement Project, the agency will issue a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), which marks the end of the NEPA review and allows the project to proceed to the next phase.

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