What are the Next Steps?
The reviewing agency, most likely the Federal Transit Administration (FTA),
must approve the findings of the Alternatives Analysis and Draft
Environmental Assessment prior to giving authorization to advance the
project to the next major phase which is called preliminary engineering.
After this review, it is anticipated that the Draft Environmental Assessment
will be released for public review and comment in late 2009 at which time a
public meeting/hearing will be held to formally record comments, which will
be incorporated into the Final Environmental Assessment.
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