Anacostia Streetcar Extension Environmental Assessment and Section 106 Report Finding of No Significant Impact Notice of Availability

The District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT), in cooperation with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Anacostia Streetcar Extension Environmental Assessment (EA) and Section 106 Evaluation. The FONSI identifies the Preferred Alternative for extending a streetcar line in the Anacostia community of Washington DC.

The FONSI was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and documents the selection of a Preferred Alternative from the analysis of three broad transportation alternatives for extending the streetcar’s initial Anacostia Line into historical Anacostia. The streetcar extension would run from the Anacostia Metro Station to the foot of the 11th Street Bridge at Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE, and Good Hope Road. The selection of the Preferred Alternative (formerly Alternative 9) was the result of technical information and public comments gathered throughout the study.

The notification of the FONSI marks the final stage of the planning process for the Anacostia Extension, which began in 2011. A series of public meetings examined the purpose and need of the project, potential streetcar alignments, environmental and engineering findings, and historic and cultural impacts.

The FONSI, EA and Section 106 Evaluation are available online for public viewing on the project website: https://www.dcstreetcar.com/planning/future-lines/anacostia-extension/. The documents will be available at the following locations beginning October 30, 2014:

Anacostia Neighborhood Library
1800 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC 20020

DC Department of Housing and Community Development
1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20020

Southwest Neighborhood Library
900 Wesley Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024

District Department of Transportation|
Progressive Transportation Services Administration
55 M Street, SE, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20003

For more information about the project, contact Circe Torruellas at (202) 671-2847 or atcirce.torruellas@dc.gov.