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Notice of Public Availability and Public Meeting

MTA New York City Transit Canarsie Tunnel Project Supplemental Environmental Assessment and Section 4(f) Review

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) & The Metropolitan Transportation Authority/ New York City Transit (MTA NYCT) have prepared a Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Section 4(f) Review for the Canarsie Tunnel Project. The proposed project will require full-time, double-track closure of the Canarsie Tunnel under the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn for 15 months to fully repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. The MTA has developed a proposed Alternative Service Plan (ASP) to provide temporary transportation alternatives to L subway line rail service during the tunnel closure. The proposed ASP includes temporary bus, ferry, bicycle, pedestrian and subway service enhancements. The SEA and Section 4(f) Review presents analysis of the potential impacts of the Canarsie Tunnel ASP.

This SEA and Section 4(f) Review was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969; Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966; Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Act of 1966; and all applicable regulations including Council on Environmental Quality regulations at 40 CFR 1506.6; FTA regulations under 23 CFR 771.119(d); Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice; Executive Order 11988 on Floodplain Management; and USDOT Order 5650.2 on Floodplain Management and Protection.

The SEA and Section 4(f) Review is now available for public review

Printed copies of the Canarsie Tunnel Project Supplemental EA and Section 4(f) Review are available for public review at the following locations:

Office Address

Brooklyn

BP Eric Adams209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
CB1435 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
CB41420 Bushwick Avenue, Suite 370, Brooklyn, NY 11207
CB5404 Pine Street, Brooklyn, NY 11208
CB16444 Thomas S Boyland Street #103, Brooklyn, NY 11212
CB181097 Bergen Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234
Library in CB1, Leonard Branch81 Devoe Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Library in CB4, Dekalb Branch790 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221
Library in CB5, New Lots Branch665 New Lots Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207
Library in CB16, Stone Branch581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11212
Library in CB18, Canarsie Branch1580 Rockaway Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11236
North Brooklyn Development Corporation148 Huron Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Polish Slavic Center176 Java Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Manhattan

BP Gale Brewer 1 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007
CB23 Washington Square Village #1A, New York, NY 10012
CB359 E 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
CB4330 W 42nd Street Suite #2618, New York, NY 10036
CB5450 7th Avenue Rm. 2109, New York, NY 10123
CB6211 East 43rd Street, Suite 1404, New York, NY 10017
Library in CB2
Jefferson Market Library
425 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10011
Library in CB3
New York Public Library, Tompkins Square Branch
331 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10009
Library in CB4 Muhlenberg209 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011
Library in CB5
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book
40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011
Library in CB6, Epiphany Library228 E 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010
NYC Transit Government & Community Relations2 Broadway, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10004
NYC Transit Customer Service3 Stone Street, New York, NY 10004
Federal Transit Administration, Region 2
(Call for Appointment: 212-668-2170)
One Bowling Green, Room 429, New York, NY 10004

Queens

BP Melinda Katz 120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens, NY 11424
CB561-23 Myrtle Avenue, Flushing, NY 11385
Library in CB5
Queens Library at Ridgewood
20-12 Madison Street, Queens, NY 11385

Public Meeting

MTA will also host a Public Meeting to provide information and receive comment on the Canarsie Tunnel Project SEA at the location, date and time below:

Date/Time:

August 6, 2018 from 5 PM – 8 PM

Location:

Metropolitan Transportation Authority
2 Broadway, William J. Ronan Board Room, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Directions:

By Subway: 4 subway5 subway to Bowling Green; R subway to Whitehall St or Rector St; or 1 subway to South Ferry or Rector St

By Bus: M15 (local or SBS), M20, M55, X1 or X10

By Staten Island Ferry: Staten Island Ferry to Whitehall Terminal

Use Link to Trip Planner+ for specific directions, including express bus routes.

Those wishing to comment at the meeting must register in advance by 7 PM August 6, 2018. Written comment submissions also may be presented at the Public Meeting.

Written comments can be submitted online or mailed to the contacts below:

Nina Chung
Community Planner, Planning and Program Development
Federal Transit Administration, Region II
One Bowling Green, Room 429
New York, NY 10004

Luke DePalma
NYCT Assistant Director of Government and Community Relations
NYCT Government and Community Relations
2 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
(646) 252-2660

The official public review period for the SEA is from July 20, 2018 to August 19, 2018

Following the close of the comment period, FTA will review the comments and responses, and make a formal NEPA determination for the project. Public comments postmarked by August 19, 2018 will be made part of the SEA record and reflected in the FTA’s final NEPA determination.

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