The Surface Transportation Board's Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) held ten public scoping meetings in the project area from April 11 through April 21, 2016. During the scoping meetings, OEA held an open house to address general questions about the proposed project and give attendees an opportunity to review maps of the Applicant's route for the proposed rail line; gave a presentation on OEA's environmental review process; and received oral comments of the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.
April 2016 Public Scoping Meetings Documents
Interested parties were also invited to submit written scoping comments. The scoping comment period ended July 15, 2016. Scoping comments, including meeting transcripts, can be found on this website here as well as on the Board's website under environmental correspondence by clicking here.