Canaveral Port Authority Responds To Request For Rail Extension Program Routes
By Space Coast Daily // June 23, 2015
several routes under consideration
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The Canaveral Port Authority has submitted responses to requests for additional information about the Port Canaveral Rail Extension from the Surface Transportation Board, the federal public agency leading the study and evaluation of the rail extension project.
The Surface Transportation Board will determine how to incorporate this information regarding the feasibility of various potential routes into the draft Environmental Impact Statement that it is preparing.
“The information that we provide to the Surface Transportation Board is a critical part of the review process, and this will allow the Surface Transportation Board to conduct an accurate and thorough review,” said John E. Walsh, chief executive officer of Canaveral Port Authority.
“While there are a number of routes under consideration, these additional questions will help the Surface Transportation Board determine which routes will be carried forward in the final environmental review.”
The next steps in the Surface Transportation Board’s process include preparing a final scope of study, followed by the draft Environmental Impact Statement.
After the draft EIS is issued, the Surface Transportation Board will hold public meetings and accept written comments from the public.
It will incorporate those comments, and its responses, into the final Environmental Impact Statement.
No decision on construction or operation of the rail extension will be made until after the final Environmental Impact Statement is published.
For more information about Port Canaveral, visit PortCanaveral.com. The public may obtain updated and current information from the Surface Transportation Board project website at PortCanaveralRaileis.com