April 24, 2013
Will provide $4 million for an agriculture preservation fund to resolve claims that part of its project could violate state environment law. Will also pay about $1 million in attorneys’ fees to county farm bureaus and other groups that sued.
March 6, 2013
A Sacramento County judge upheld the California High-Speed Rail Authority's environmental-review process for the controversial rail project in spite of an effort by Peninsula-area cities to stop it.
January 23, 2013
The Oregon Department of Transportation is hosting open houses across the state to present draft proposals and get public input while they study the feasibility of high-speed rail. The final recommendation and environmental impact report is expected to be published in 2015.
October 31, 2012
The City of Kansas City Public Works Department submitted an environmental assessment for the project in late September, evaluating project alternatives and potential environmental consequences associated with those alternatives.
September 5, 2012
Approved for two routes connecting the Hampton Roads area to Richmond, Va. and the Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor.
July 3, 2012
Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate potential passenger rail improvements between Washington, D.C. and Boston.
June 20, 2012
Exclusions determined do not individually or cumulatively have significant effects on the human or natural environment so do not require the preparation of an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement under the National Environmental Policy Act.
January 5, 2012
Issued a Record of Decision for the Crenshaw/LAX light rail project based on the agency's final environmental report. The 8.5-mile light rail will run between the Expo Line on Exposition Boulevard and the Metro Green Line.
October 10, 2011
The FTA awarded Oregon Metro and TriMet for its Portland-Milwaukie light rail project Environmental Impact Statement for Excellence in Environmental Document Presentation.
April 15, 2009
EPA questions Honolulu rail route. DART riders protest fare hikes. CATS to offer TV on buses.
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