Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project update
The Federal Transit Administration has approved the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project's entry into Preliminary Engineering. This important milestone means that the project is officially in the pipeline and eligible to receive federal New Starts funding. The approval to enter PE moves the project development into a new phase. The focus will be on environmental review and preliminary engineering of the Locally Preferred Alternative, which was approved by the SANDAG Board of Directors in July 2010.
Report to SANDAG Transportation Committee
An update on the progress of the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project was presented to the SANDAG Transportation Committee and the Mid-Coast Project Working Group on Friday, October 21, 2011, and Wednesday, October 26, 2011, respectively. These updates covered the project receiving PE approval from the FTA and progress on the environmental document for the project, including:
- Status of Draft SEIS/SEIR: Preparation of the Draft SEIS/SEIR continues.
- Summary of NEPA Scoping Period: The FTA published a new Notice of Intent (NOI) in the Federal Register and conducted scoping under NEPA to supplement previous scoping on the project's SEIS/SEIR. The scoping period for the project ended on August 15, 2011 and several comments were provided by participating agencies and members of the public. Staff will review the report summarizing these comments for submittal to the FTA.
Details about the information presented are included in the staff reports for the Transportation Committee meeting and the Project Working Group Web site.
For more information visit www.sandag.org/midcoast.
Leslie Blanda, Project Development Program Manager
Phone: (619) 699-6907, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org