The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) (Washington, D.C.) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) invited the public to a public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation, and Draft Section 106 Programmatic Agreement for the Long Bridge Project. The DEIS provides in-depth analysis of the Project’s potential impacts and benefits to environmental and cultural resources. Public comments were accepted until October 28, 2019. After the close of the comment period, a Final EIS (FEIS), Final Section 4(f) Evaluation and Programmatic Agreement that addresses comments and a Record of Decision (ROD) were issued.
Publication of the DEIS was a milestone in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) processes. The public hearing provided opportunity for the public to comment verbally on the Project. The meeting was also a part of the concurrent consultation in compliance with Section 4(f) of the United States Department of Transportation Act of 1966 and Section 106 of the NHPA.