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NJ TRANSITGRID Notice of Combined FEIS/ROD

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To view the notice, please click here. To view the Federal Register, Notice of Availability, please click here.

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Public Comment Period Ended

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Public Comment Period on the Proposed Demolition of Hoboken (Lackawanna) Records Building ended on April 20, 2020 at 12 PM.

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NJ TRANSITGRID Combined Final Environmental Impact Statement / Record of Decision

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Following the close of the 60-day public comment period, comments on the DEIS were considered in a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). The FEIS and Record of Decision (ROD) announce and explain FTA’s decision and describe any commitments for mitigating potential social, economic, and environmental impacts. (The document can be viewed here.)

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Online Public Meeting

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Online Public Meeting on the proposed demolition of the Lackawanna Records Building to be held Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM ET. In compliance with multiple Executive Orders from Governor Murphy resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic, this public meeting will be presented virtually in an online format. Click here for more information.

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Federal Transit Administration Update

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An update by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) – the lead agency supporting the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process – to its Permitting Dashboard for federal projects to anticipate the issuance of a Record of Decision (ROD) or combined Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) / ROD by April 15, 2020. To read more, please click here.

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NJ TRANSITGRID Project Financial Advisor Update

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The selection of a qualified financial advisor, Piper Sandler & Co., to provide financial advisory services to NJ TRANSIT for the procurement and selection of providers of the NJ TRANSITGRID project, was authorized during the February 12, 2020 Board of Directors meeting held at NJ TRANSIT’s Newark Headquarters. To read more, please click here.

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Economic and Fiscal Impacts of NJ TRANSITGRID’s Construction and Operations

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To read more about the Rutgers University study on the economic impact of NJ TRANSITGRID, please click here.

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NJ TRANSIT Receives Final Permits to Move “Delco Lead” Rail Storage Project Forward

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NJ TRANSIT has secured the final environmental permits required to begin work on the Delco Lead Storage and Inspection Facility and County Yard Improvement Project as the Delaware & Raritan Canal Commission granted its approval. The D&R Canal approval is the last major environmental permit necessary for construction to begin on the secure storage facility that will be capable of storing 400 or more rail cars. To read the full Press Release, please click here.

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Federal Register, Notice of Availability

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT) prepared a Notice of Availability (NOA) for the NJ TRANSITGRID TRACTION POWER SYSTEM Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) which was published in the Federal Register by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on May 17, 2019 as EIS No. 20190104. The Federal Register can be viewed here. The NOA was prepared in accordance the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1506.10. About the NJ TRANSITGRID...

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NJ TRANSITGRID Draft Environmental Impact Statement

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT) prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the NJ TRANSITGRID TRACTION POWER SYSTEM (the Project) which is available for public review as of May 20, 2019. A public comment period for the DEIS will run from May 20, 2019 to July 19, 2019.  The document can be viewed here. The document was prepared in accordance the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 United States Code [U.S.C.] 4321 et seq.), Section 106 of 23 Code of...

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