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U.S. DOT and White House Council on Environmental Quality Announce Pilot Project to Streamline Environmental Review of Northeast Corridor High-Speed Rail Proposals

The White House Council on Environmental Quality and U.S. DOT announced a pilot project to speed the environmental review process for high-speed rail in the Northeast Corridor.  The pilot is aimed at creating a collaborative process by involving the public and federal, state, and local governments earlier in the project review schedule.  The pilot project proposes to establish benchmarks early in the environmental review process to prevent conflicts and delays in the later phases of project development.