Record of Decision

METRO Blue Line Extension Final EIS

The Record of Decision (ROD) provides the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) determination that the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) have been satisfied for the METRO Blue Line Extension LRT Project. The ROD was signed by FTA on September 19, 2016, and includes the agency’s decision regarding compliance with relevant environmental requirements. The ROD also summarizes the alternatives considered, impacts identified in the Final EIS, and measures to avoid, minimize and mitigate adverse impacts. The ROD applies to the Project described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) published on July 15, 2016.

The ROD is supported by and includes six attachments:

Determination of Adequacy

The Metropolitan Council (Council) as the Responsible Government Unit (RGU) is charged with determining the adequacy of the Final EIS for the Southwest Light Rail Transit (METRO Green Line Extension) Project (Project).  On September 28, 2016, the Council determined that the Final EIS for Project is adequate. This concludes the state environmental review process for the Project under Minnesota Rules chapter 4410.

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