All Aboard Florida Seeks Comment on Draft Environmental Statement
Posted on: September 26, 2014 in Transportation News
Comments must be submitted in writing to the Federal Railroad Administration by December 3, 2014
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is now accepting public comments on the All Aboard Florida Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The report is available here [insert link to: https://www.fra.dot.gov/Elib/Details/L15976] and provides an analysis of the environmental impacts for three build alternatives.
Comments can be emailed to AAF_comments@vhb.com or mailed to Mr. John Winkle, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Room W38-311, Washington, DC 20590. Comments need to be in by December 3.
A series of public workshops will be held where residents along the corridor can provide feedback and learn more about All Aboard Florida’s potential environmental impacts. The information meeting for Orlando will be on November 13, 2014 from 3:30-7:00 p.m. at the Wyndham Orlando Resort I-Drive (8001 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819).
The All Aboard Florida passenger rail project will connect Orlando and Miami, with stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. When complete, the Orlando-Miami trip will take about three hours.
The project is being built in two phases. Phase I will connect West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami along the existing Florida East Coast Railroad corridor. Phase II will include the building of new track along the SR 528 corridor to the Orlando International Airport’s new intermodal center (intermodal center expected to open in 2017).
To learn more about All Aboard Florida, visit www.AllAboardFlorida.com.