Environmental Documentation

Tier 1

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

A Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) was prepared for the Chicago to St. Louis High-Speed Rail Corridor Program. The Draft EIS included a Tier 1 corridor-level evaluation, which can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

The Draft EIS public comment period is now closed.

Please note, the following documents are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF Format PDF File. If you do not currently have Adobe Acrobat software, it is available for download at no cost on the Internet.

Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement


1.0 Introduction

2.0 Purpose and Need for Action

3.0 Alternatives

4.0 Affected Environment

5.0 Environmental Consequences

6.0 Transportation Impacts

7.0 Implementation Plan

8.0 Comments and Coordination

9.0 List of Preparers

10.0 Distribution of the Tier 1 DEIS

11.0 References

Appendix A. Alternative Exhibits

Appendix B. Prime Farmlands

Appendix C. Threatened and Endangered Species

Appendix D. Special Waste

Appendix E.  Potential Grade Separation Crossings and Protection Measures

Appendix F.  Agency Coordination

Appendix G.  Federal Register Notice of Intent


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