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PB wins EIS contract for Detroit light rail project

Posted on October 20, 2010

The Detroit Department of Transportation awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) for preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a new light rail transit (LRT) system.

The approximately $400 million project is for a proposed 9.3-mile LRT system expected to be in operation by 2016. The project is being structured as an innovative public-private partnership, with a private group, M1 Rail, providing funding and participating in the development of a portion of the LRT system.

Under its contract, PB will manage the EIS process, which includes public input on the environmental impacts in evaluation of the alternatives, along with the assembly of the final study and submission to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). B has already completed socio-economic, traffic and noise studies and preliminary cultural resources investigations for the project.

Completion of the EIS marked by the FTA Record of Decision is slated for July 2011.

 

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