November 23, 2014

FRA unveils vison for Northeast Corridor

The Federal Railroad Administration is currently managing a comprehensive planning effort to define, evaluate and prioritize future levels of investment in the Northeast Corridor (NEC) through 2040.

This effort, launched in February 2012 and called NEC FUTURE, will produce a Service Development Plan that articulates the overall scope, alternatives and approach for proposed improvements, and a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement that evaluates and identifies ways to address broad, corridor-wide environmental impacts due to these improvements.

This process is a federally-required step before major construction to overhaul the corridor’s aging, unreliable, and congested infrastructure can begin.

 View the FRA’s NEC FUTURE Preliminary Alternatives Report.