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Review the DEIS

The 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 Gold Line.
  • 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
Chapter 3: Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences - 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 4: Transportation Systems (3.3 MB) - Discusses the existing transportation system (e.g. vehicular traffic, bus routes, freight service, etc.) and the anticipated impacts to those systems.

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.

Please 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

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