Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Maryland Mass Transit Administration (MTA) intend to undertake an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). MTA will ensure that the EIS also satisfies the requirements of the Maryland Environmental Policy Act (MEPA). This effort will be performed in cooperation with the Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Code Enforcement. Other key supporting agencies include the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC). The Environmental Impact Statement will evaluate alternative light rail alignments in the corridor between the Central Light Rail Line's existing terminus, Cromwell Station, to the central business district (CBD) in Glen Burnie, MD and a parallel hiker/biker trail. In addition, the EIS will evaluate the No-Build alternative. Scoping will be accomplished through correspondence with interested persons, organizations, and federal, state, and local agencies, and through a public meeting. See Supplementary Information below for details.