Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 requires that federally funded transportation projects take into account their impacts on park and recreation lands, wildlife and waterfowl refuges, and historic sites. The Federal Transit Administration provides information the Section 4(f) compliance process.
The Southwest Transitway Draft EIS included a Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation.
An update on the Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation was published in Chapter 3 of the Southwest LRT Supplemental Draft EIS, and supporting documents were published in Appendix L of the Supplemental Draft EIS.
An Amended Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation was published in January 2016.
Comments on Section 4(f) Evaluation were provided by the Environmental Protection Agency and the SFI Partnership.
A Final Section 4(f) Evaluation was published in the Southwest LRT Final EIS.
In February 2018, the Metropolitan Council and FTA published a Supplemental Environmental Assessment and Amended Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation. These documents assess the potential impacts of changes to the Southwest LRT Project since the completion of the Final EIS.