Get Involved/Stay Informed

Public Meetings

The FRA is committed to an open and transparent public involvement process. A variety of outreach opportunities will be designed to facilitate meaningful dialogue as the NEC FUTURE program progresses. These include public meetings, workshops, and webinars, as well as briefings for agencies, public officials and organizations.

Open House Meetings

In November 2014, the FRA held a series of open house meetings to introduce the alternatives that will be evaluated in the Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The open houses were held from 4-7 p.m. in the following locations:

  • New York, NY: November 5, 2014
  • Newark, NJ: November 6, 2014
  • New Haven, CT: November 10, 2014
  • Providence, RI: November 12, 2014
  • Boston, MA: November 13, 2014
  • Washington, D.C. : November 17, 2014
  • Baltimore, MD: November 18, 2014
  • Philadelphia, PA: November 19, 2014
  • Wilmington, DE: November 20, 2014

At each open house, display boards were presented outlining the NEC FUTURE program, the Tier 1 EIS Alternatives, and the next steps in the environmental review process. In addition, two informational videos were available. One provided an overview of the NEC FUTURE and the other presented an animation of existing train movements along the NEC. FRA representatives and other NEC FUTURE team members were available to discuss the material and answer questions.

View the Open House Meeting Display Boards [48 MB]
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Video: A Day on the NEC

Previous Meetings

  • April Dialogues, April 2013

  • December Dialogues, December 2012

  • Scoping Meetings, August 2012