North East Corridor (NEC)
Tier 1 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Town Council has recently received notice from the Federal Railroad
Administration (FRA) on their North East Corridor (NEC) Tier 1 Final
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EIS proposes changes to the
current rail route from Boston MA to Washington DC. A portion of that
route affects property owners within the Town of Charlestown. The FRA
will be accepting comments on the report until January 31, 2017.
In anticipation of filing formal comments, the Town
Council will be holding a public meeting:
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Charlestown Elementary School Cafeteria
363 Carolina Back Road
meeting, the Town Council will take comments from the public as part
of their formal response to the FRA. The Town has also alerted U.S.
Senator Jack Reed, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S.
Representative James Langevin, Governor Gina Raimondo, State Senator
Dennis Algiere, State Senator Elaine Morgan and State Representative
Blake Filippi of this report and requested their assistance with any
concerns the Council and residents of Charlestown may have with this
Tier 1 EIS is available for viewing at the Town's website http://www.charlestownri.org/Click here under Amtrak or
directly at http://www.necfuture.com/tier1_eis/feis/Click here. The
Town Council would appreciate you taking the time to attend the
meeting and expressing your concerns. Written copies of your comments
would be very helpful and will be included in the record. If you are
not available for the meeting, please consider sending your comments
directly to U.S. DOT Federal Railroad Administration, One Bowling
Green, Suite 429, New York, NY 10004 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.orgClick here. To submit comments to the
Charlestown Town Council please email
at Amtrak-Comments@charlestownri.org or write care of the Administrator's
Office, Town Hall, 4540 South County Trail.