NJ 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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