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Review the DEISThe Gold Line Draft Environmental Impact Statement can be downloaded by
clicking on the links below. Please note that due to file size the
content of Chapters 2 and 3 have been split into manageable downloads.
Volume I of III
Introduction (1.2 MB) - Contains the Abstract, Preface, Table of Contents, Acronym List and Glossary.
Executive Summary (4.1 MB) - Provides
a carefully developed overview of the document and delivers an
appropriate amount of technical information while still being easy to
read and understand.
Chapter 1: Purpose and Need (501 KB) - Presents
a discussion of the purpose of the project, the need for mobility
improvements in the corridor and the goals for the project.
Chapter 2: Alternatives Considered - Describes
the alternatives considered during the environmental alternatives
analysis, which was used to select the Preferred Alternative for the
- Chapter 2: Part One (1.5 MB) - Introduction, Screening and Scoping of Alternatives
- Chapter 2: Part Two (3.5 MB)
- Description of Final DEIS Alternatives, Avoidance and Minimization of
Impacts, Capital Costs, Operating and Maintenance Costs, Assumed
Construction Methods, Implementation Plan
After describing the existing social and natural environmental
conditions in the study area, this chapter summarizes the anticipated
impacts of the Gold Line and identifies potential mitigation measures.
- Chapter 3: Part One (762 KB) - Introduction
- Chapter 3: Part Two (4 MB) - Social Impacts and Community Facilities
- Chapter 3: Part Three (3.7 MB) - Social Impacts and Community Facilities (continued)
- Chapter 3: Part Four (6.4 MB) - Land Use, Zoning and Economic Considerations
- Chapter 3: Part Five (2.5 MB) - Land Use, Zoning and Economic Considerations (continued)
- Chapter 3: Part Six (4.2 MB) - Land Aquisition, Displacements and Relocation of Existing Uses
- Chapter 3: Part Seven (6.2 MB) - Land Aquisition, Displacements and Relocation of Existing Uses (continued)
- Chapter 3: Part Eight (3.7 MB) - Historic, Archaeological, Cultural Resources
- Chapter 3: Part Nine (2.3 MB) - Visual and Aesthetic Qualities
- Chapter 3: Part Ten (3.2 MB) - Parklands and Recreation Areas, Air Quality and Energy
- Chapter 3: Part Eleven (4.8 MB) - Noise and Vibration, Biological Resources
- Chapter 3: Part Twelve (2.2 MB) - Natural Resources
- Chapter 3: Part Thirteen (3.2 MB) - Natural Resources (continued)
- Chapter 3: Part Fourteen (3.9 MB) - Hazardous Materials, Safety and Security, Utilities
- Discusses the existing transportation system (e.g. vehicular traffic,
bus routes, freight service, etc.) and the anticipated impacts to those
Chapter 5: Evaluation of Alternatives (411 KB)
- Analyzes how the Gold Line alternatives meet the project's Purpose
and Need, benefit mobility in the area and affect the environment. This
chapter also discusses the alternatives' financial feasibility.
Chapter 6: Public Comment and Agency Coordination (1.5 MB)
- Describes the public involvement process implemented from scoping
period through the release of the DEIS, including coordination with the
Local Governments Team (LGT) and Agency Working Group (AWG).
Chapter 7: Section 4(f) and 6(f) Evaluation (4.3 MB)- Describes publicly owned parks, recreational resources, and wildlife refuges or significant protected cultural resources that may be impacted by the project.
Chapter 8: References (158 KB) - Resources referenced during the creation of the DEIS.
note, the appendices to the DEIS are contained in Volumes II and III of
the document. Due to the large size of these digital files, Volumes II
and III are available by requesting a CD from the project team. Below is a list of the appendices contained in Volumes II and III.
Volume II of III - Appendices A-E
Appendix A - List of EIS Preparers
Appendix B - List of EIS Recipients
Appendix C - Basic Engineering
Appendix D - Cultural Resources Information
Appendix E - Gold Line Corridor Coordination Plan
Volume III of III - Appendices F-H
Appendix F - Agency Correspondence
Appendix G - FasTracks Programmatic Cumulative Effects Analysis
Appendix H - Memorandum of Understanding