Story at a Glance
- FHWA and DDOT announces that The Final Metropolitan Branch Trail Environmental Assessment (EA) will be available for public review on July 14, 2011.
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announces that The Metropolitan Branch Trail Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Section 106 review of historic properties will be available for public review on July 14, 2011. The EA analyzes a range of alternatives for a proposed multi-use trail located on National Park Service property.
The project area is adjacent to CSX railroad tracks and the WMATA Metro Red Line from the Fort Totten to the Takoma Station.
The Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) is a proposed 8-mile multi-use trail that runs from the Silver Spring Metro Station in Maryland to Union Station in the District of Columbia, generally following the path of the Metro’s Red Line. The MBT will help to complete a regional network of trails by joining the Capital Crescent Trail in Silver Spring, the National Mall near Union Station and the proposed Fort Circle Parks trail. In addition, the proposed spur of the MBT at Fort Totten will form a link in the East Coast Greenway network of trails. The MBT is intended to link people to jobs, schools, commercial and recreation areas and various Metro stations. This trail is much needed for transportation and recreation through many neighborhoods and industrial sections of the District.
EA Notice of Availability
||The EA will available for public review on July 14, 2011
||Thursday July 14, 2011
The EA will be available for review in its entirety in the related document section found below
and also at the following District locations:
District Department of Transportation
55 M Street, SE, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20003
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001