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.
After reviewing the June 2017 Environmental Assessment for the Raritan River Bridge Replacement Project, the FTA has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the project. A FONSI is issued when a determination is made that a project or action will have no significant effect on the environment. The issuance of the FONSI marks the end of the NEPA review and allows the project to proceed to the next phase. To view the FONSI, click here.
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