FRA Proposes Additional Exclusions to Environmental Procedures

This short article is from Railroad Track and Structures. It does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Lackawanna Coalition.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) proposed an addition of 7 new Categorical Exclusions (CE) to its environmental procedures that will help expedite project delivery across the country. The proposed CEs, which were developed in coordination with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, are part of the Obama Administration’s ongoing efforts to streamline government and allow job creators to break ground on shovel-ready projects months or even years faster without doing damage to the environment.