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 resiliency of the NEC. The EIS is being prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA).  As appropriate, FRA and NJ TRANSIT are coordinating with Amtrak and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) on the preparation of the EIS.

The FRA and NJ TRANSIT invite you to learn about the Preferred Alternative and the environmental review process. The Draft EIS has been released and comments may be submitted through August 21, 2017:

c/o Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc.
11 Hanover Square, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10005

Project Contacts:

Ms. Amishi Castelli, Ph.D.
Environmental Protection Specialist
USDOT Federal Railroad Administration
One Bowling Green, Suite 429
New York, NY 10004
Mr. RJ Palladino, AICP, PP
Senior Program Manager
NJ TRANSIT Capital Planning
One Penn Plaza East - 8th Floor
Newark, NJ 07105

Preferred Alternative

Hudson Tunnel Project Area Map - Click to view in large, high-resolution PDF format.

View high-resolution PDF

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement is available at the link below and at Repositories in the Study Area.


August 1, 2017
Hotel Pennsylvania
Skytop Ballroom, 18th floor
401 Seventh Ave at
West 33rd St
New York, NY 10001

August 3, 2017
Secaucus Junction Rail Station
Upper Level Long Hallway
County Rd & County Ave
Secaucus, NJ 07094

August 10, 2017
Union City High School
2500 Kennedy Blvd
Union City, NJ 07087

Each hearing will include an afternoon and evening session, from 3-5 PM and 6-8 PM, with a brief presentation about the Project at 3:15 PM and again at 6:15 PM. At the hearings, members of the public are invited to provide an oral statement or to submit comments in writing. The hearing facilities will be accessible to persons with disabilities. Spanish and American Sign Language translators will be present. If other special accommodations are needed, please contact the Project team at least five days prior to the hearings at 973-261-8115, or email For directions and parking information, please visit the Events page.