Hudson Tunnel Project

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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.

report icon Read the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Scoping Document.

report icon To read a paper copy of the document, open the List of Repositories.

Hudson Tunnel Project Area

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Public Scoping Meetings

FRA and NJ TRANSIT held two public scoping meetings on the following dates:

May 17, 2016
Hotel Pennsylvania
Gold Ballroom, 3rd Floor
401 Seventh Avenue at West 33rd Street
New York, NY

May 19, 2016
Union City High School
2500 Kennedy Boulevard
Union City, NJ

Both days included an afternoon session from 3 to 5 PM with a brief presentation about the Project at 4 PM, and an evening session from 6 to 8 PM with a brief presentation about the Project at 7 PM. The public reviewed Project information, spoke informally with members of the study staff, and formally submitted comments to the FRA. Visit the Library page to review the presentation, meeting boards, and fact sheet.