Topic : environmental assessment

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[Video] Peregrine Falcon Banding on N.Y. MTA Bridges

Sustainability| June 2, 2016

In collaboration with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 10 baby falcons were banded on three N.Y. MTA bridges in 2016. Published on Jun 2, 2016

Maryland Purple Line EIS receives FTA 'Outstanding Achievement' award

Rail| December 14, 2015

The MTA’s Purple Line is a 16-mile, 21-station light rail line in the northern Washington D.C. suburbs. A circumferential rail transit line linking an existing radial system, the Purple Line will connect key activity centers, four branches of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority system, and Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.

Rail| November 18, 2015

Metra names chief safety and environmental officer

The newly created position puts Metra in line with best practices and Federal Transit Administration recommendations and consolidates safety and environmental units under one officer.   

Sustainability| July 24, 2015

Omnitrans to remove natural gas tanks from facility

For several years, environmental groups and some nearby residents had been concerned about the potential risks of the gas tanks, which are located right across from a local community center and park.

Rail| February 3, 2015

Calif. rail extension enters environmental study phase

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority are initiating an environmental study for the proposed construction of an approximately six-mile extension of BART from the now under-construction Berryessa BART Station in San Jose to Santa Clara. The project is planned to include four stations: the Alum Rock, Downtown San Jose, Diridon and Santa Clara Stations.

Government Issues| June 26, 2014

Texas high-speed rail project to begin eco-studies

The rail proposed by the Texas Central High-Speed Railway would transport passengers from Dallas to Houston in about 90 minutes.
Rail| March 19, 2014

L.A. subway extension dig unearths prehistoric relics

Items that may be 2 million years old are found in an exploratory shaft that was dug by L.A. Metro to assess soil conditions for future tunnels and stations. A paleontologist said that the area holds “the best record of life from the last great ice age in the world.”
Bus| January 15, 2014

U.S. DOT releases final rule to streamline environmental reviews for projects

“Environmental Impact and Related Procedures” intends to significantly cut red tape, achieve better environmental outcomes, and spur certain transit and highway projects under NEPA to completion quicker than in years past.
Rail| November 27, 2013

Valley Metro light rail extension gets FTA approval

The approval comes following the submittal of the project’s Environmental Assessment, required to understand the extension’s effect on its neighboring environment and to continue to receive federal funds.
September 13, 2013

How sustainability can save transit agencies money, build community support

Everyone in the transit world knows resources are always stretched. But there are ways agencies can use sustainability to create and maintain financial, social and political capital. Efficiency plays well with the public, and can save big money in the long haul. Oftentimes, the environmental choices faced by transit agencies are governed by local laws, which vary greatly across the country. Let’s focus the sustainability lens on some of the biggest operational costs in public works projects:

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