NLX Northern Lights Express HSR MN Duluth-Twin Cities

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Re: NLX Northern Lights Express HSR MN Duluth-Twin Cities

Postby mtuandrew » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:46 am

Got this in my inbox today.

Northern Lights Express Tier 2 Project Level Environmental Assessment document available

Public Meetings to be held in May

The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, have released the Tier 2 Project Level Environmental Assessment document on the Northern Lights Express Project, a proposed higher speed intercity passenger rail project to provide rail service between Minneapolis and Duluth.

The NLX Project would operate on approximately 152 miles of existing BNSF railway track.

The agencies prepared the Tier 2 Project Level EA document to meet federal and state environmental requirements to advance the NLX Project into further design and project development.

The Tier 2 Project Level EA builds on the NLX Tier 1 Service Level EA prepared in 2013, and addresses specific project-related issues and likely environmental effects associated with proposed track infrastructure, stations, and layover and maintenance facilities and measures to avoid, minimize and mitigate these impacts.

The Tier 2 Project Level EA document is available on the project website, www.mndot.gov/nlx, and at local government offices and libraries throughout the corridor. A list of locations to view the document is available below.

Written comments on the Tier 2 Project Level EA are due by May 24, 2017.

Send comments to Francis Loetterle, MnDOT, 395 John Ireland Boulevard, MS 470, St. Paul, MN 55155 or email to nlx.dot@state.mn.us.
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