• Notice of Availability of Envi...

Notice of Availability of Environmental
Assessment and 30-Day Comment Period, Philadelphia Zoo to Paoli Transmission
Line Project


In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Amtrak have completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Philadelphia Zoo to Paoli Transmission Line Project. The project involves construction of new transmission lines, replacement of 276 and addition of 49 catenary structures (325 total), construction of one additional gantry at Paoli Substation, and replacement of the obsolete substation at Bryn Mawr. The work is proposed between the Zoo Substation (mile marker 2.5) and the Paoli Substation (mile marker 20.5) on Amtrak's Keystone Corridor. All proposed construction will be within Amtrak right-of-way. The EA is available on the web at: https://www.fra.dot.gov/Page/P0810. Hard copies are available for public review during regular business hours at 22 public libraries and municipal buildings listed on the website. The 30-day public review period for the EA begins April 13, 2017 and will end May 12, 2017 at 5:00 PM. Additionally, Amtrak will hold a public meeting on May 4, 2017, to update the community on the project from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Lower Merion Township Administration Building. For questions or comments, please email Brandon Bratcher at brandon.bratcher@dot.gov or write to: Brandon Bratcher, Federal Railroad Administration, RPD-13: Environment and Corridor Planning Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, West Building, Mail Stop 20, Washington, DC 20590



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PostedApril 12, 2017