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STB Issues Draft Environmental Assessment for Proposed New Rail Line in Mesa, Arizona

FOR RELEASE
05/31/2023 (Wednesday) [PDF Version]
No. 22-09

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Michael Booth
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The Surface Transportation Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) today issued a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed construction of a new rail line in Mesa, Arizona by Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP).  The Draft EA analyzes the potential environmental and historic impacts of approximately 6 miles of new rail line to connect UP’s Phoenix Subdivision main line to industrial properties southeast of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

OEA invites stakeholders and interested parties to review and submit comments on all aspects of the Draft EA.  Comments are due by June 30, 2023.

The Draft EA in Union Pacific Railroad Company—Construction and Operation Exemption—in Maricopa County, Ariz., Docket No. FD 36501, may be viewed and downloaded here.  More information about the Draft EA, including project information, and locations to access a printed copy of the Draft EA can be found here.

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