The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and NJ TRANSIT are jointly preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the Hudson Tunnel Project. The Project is intended to preserve the current functionality of the Northeast Corridor’s (NEC) Hudson River rail crossing between New Jersey and New York and strengthen the resilience of the NEC. The EIS is being prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). As appropriate, FRA and NJ TRANSIT will coordinate with Amtrak and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) on the EIS.
The FRA and NJ TRANSIT invite you to learn about the proposed Project and the environmental review process. The public scoping meetings, to be held in New Jersey and New York City, offer you an opportunity to provide comments on the scope of the EIS, including the purpose and need, proposed Project and alternatives to be considered, potential environmental impacts of concern and methodologies to be used in the evaluation, the approach for public and agency involvement, and any particular concerns related to the anticipated impacts of the Project. See box to the right for scoping meeting attendance information.