Draft Environmental Impact Statement Available for Review and Comment
With the official release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Baltimore – Washington Superconducting Magnetic Levitation (SCMaglev) project, we’re one step closer to bringing the world’s most advanced transportation system to the Northeast Corridor. Now is your chance to use your voice to make it happen.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) released the DEIS on January 15. The DEIS evaluates the potential impacts of constructing and operating a high-speed superconducting magnetic levitation system between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore with an intermediate stop at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) Airport.
The release of the DEIS means the public comment period is officially open. Public comments will be accepted through April 22, 2021. All comments and information received during this time period will be considered and become part of the official comment record. These comments will be included in and responded to in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Section 4(f) Evaluation.
FRA and MDOT MTA also plan to host virtual public hearings where public comments will be recorded. No dates have been set for public hearings, but they will be held no sooner than March 22. For updates on the virtual hearing dates and times, please visit bwmaglev.info and sign up to join the project mailing list.
To learn more about the Baltimore-Washington SCMaglev project, the benefits of the technology and bringing a new form of High-speed travel to the region, please visit northeastmaglev.com/project.