Final EIS

METRO Blue Line Extension Final Environmental Impact Statement

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Metropolitan Council published the METRO Blue Line Extension Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) on July 15, 2016 (Notice of Availability [PDF]). The Final EIS identifies impacts from the Blue Line Extension Project, including measures to avoid, minimize and mitigate these impacts. The Final EIS also includes the Project’s Section 404 permit application, Amended Draft Section 4(f) and 6(f) Evaluation, Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement, and responses to comments received on the Draft EIS.

The complete METRO Blue Line Extension Final EIS is available on this page as multiple PDF documents.

Record of Decision

The Record of Decision (ROD) was signed by FTA on September 19, 2016, and includes the agency’s decision regarding compliance with relevant environmental requirements.

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 August 10, 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.

Review Copy Locations

Web document accessibility 

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