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Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)

WUSX Draft Environmental Impact Statement Cover pageThe Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation for the Washington Union Station Expansion Project for comment from agencies and the public on June 4, 2020. FRA filed the DEIS with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the EPA published the Notice of Availability (NOA) of the DEIS in the Federal Register on June 12, 2020. In response to requests from agencies and members of the public, FRA extended the public review and comment period to September 28, 2020, for a total of 116 calendar days. The public comment period for the DEIS and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation is now closed. 

Following the end of the DEIS public comment period on September 28, 2020, FRA decided to revisit project planning for the Preferred Alternative. Informed by the feedback received from agencies, stakeholders, and the general public, FRA is presently working with the Project Proponents (Union Station Redevelopment Corporation and Amtrak) to review and refine project elements in cooperation with other key stakeholders. This process will take several months, and this website will be updated when there is information to share with the public.

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Last updated: Wednesday, February 3, 2021