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Tier 1 Final EIS

Volume 2

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Chapter 3 - Purpose and Need

  • 49 CFR Part 1201, Subpart A - Uniform System of Accounts. (2006, December 21). Federal Register, 71, No. 136, 76863. Retrieved from http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2006-12-21/pdf/E6-21512.pdf
  • Aarabi, S., Graham, D. J., Levinson, D., & Melo, P. C. (January 13-17, 2013). Agglomeration, Accessibility, and Productivity: Evidence for Urbanized Areas in the US. Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.: University of Minnesota: Nexus Research Group.
  • Airport Cooperative Research Program. (2013). Innovative Approaches to Addressing Aviation Capacity Issues in Coastal Mega-regions. Retrieved from Transportation Research Board: http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/163311.aspx
  • Airport Cooperative Research Program. (2015). ACRP Report 118: Integrating Aviation and Passenger Rail Planning. Washington, D.C.: Transportation Research Board.
  • Amtrak. (2014). NEC Maps & Data: Amtrak Competative Advantage. Retrieved January 2015, from Amtrak, The Northeast Corridor: http://nec.amtrak.com/content/amtrak%C2%AE%C2%A0competitive-advantage
  • Amtrak. (2014). NEC Maps & Data: Growing Demand for Rail Services in the Northeast. Retrieved January 2015, from Amtrak, The Northeast Corridor: http://nec.amtrak.com/content/growing-demand-rail-services-northeast
  • Amtrak. (2015). Route Performance Glossary of Terms. Retrieved February 2015, from Amtrak: http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/Satellite?c=AM_Content_C&cid=1241245662251&pagename=am/Popup
  • Amtrak. (2015). Route Performance. Retrieved February 2015, from Amtrak: http://www.amtrak.com/historical-on-time-performance
  • Association of American Railroads. (2007). National Rail Freight Infrastructure Capacity and Investment Study. Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
  • Baltimore Commission on Sustainability. (2013). Baltimore Climate Action Plan. Baltimore, MD: Baltimore City Planning Commission.
  • Baxandall, P., & Dutzik, T. (Spring 2013). A New Direction: Our Changing Relationship with Driving and the Implications for America's Future. U.S. PIRG Education Fund.
  • Belden Russonello & Stewart. (2011). The 2011 Community Preference Survey: What Americans Are Looking For When Deciding Where to Live. Washington, D.C.: National Association of Realtors.
  • Capitol Region Council of Governments. (2011). Capitol Region Transportation Plan: A Guide for Transportation Investments Through The Year 2040. Hartford, CT: Capitol Region Council of Governments.
  • Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. (2008). Speeding Up SEPTA: Finding Ways to Move Passengers Faster. Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.
  • Department of Administration, Division of Planning, Statewide Planning Program. (2014). Rhode Island State Rail Plan 2014, Report 117: State Guide Plan Element 661. Department of Administration, Division of Planning, Statewide Planning Program.
  • Eisele, B., Lomax, T., & Schrank, D. (December 2012). 2012 Urban Mobility Report. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, The Texas A&M University System.
  • Federal Aviation Administration: Forecast and performance Analysis Division. (2014). Terminal Area Forecast Summary: Fiscal Years 2013-2040. Federal Aviation Administration.
  • Georgetown Climate Center. (2012). Transportation & Climate Initiative of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States. Retrieved January 21, 2015, from Georgetown Law: http://www.georgetownclimate.org/state-action/transportation-and-climate-initiative
  • Graham, D. J., Melo, P. C., & Noland, R. B. (2009). A Meta-Analysis of Estimates of urban Agglomeration Economies. Regional Science and Urban Economics 39, 332-342. Retrieved from www.elsevier.com/locate/regec
  • Hanson, M., Kaufman, S., Levenson, N., & Qin, C. (November 2012). Transportation During and After Hurricane Sandy. New York, NY: Rudin Center for Transportation, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
  • Massachusetts Department of Tansportation. (September 2010). Massachusetts Freight Plan. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
  • McGuckin, N., & Lynott, J. (October 2012). Impact of Baby Boomers on U.S. Travel, 1969 to 2009. Washington, D.C.: AARP Public Policy Institute.
  • Moody's Analystics, Inc. (2012). Forecast & Historic Data Service. Moody's Analystics, Inc.
  • New Jersey State Planning Commission. (2001). The New Jersey State Development and Redevelopment Plan. New Jersey State Planning Commission.
  • New York Metropolitan Transportation Council. (2014). Hub Bound Travel. Retrieved January 2014, from Mew York Metropolitan Transportation Council Data and Model: http://www.nymtc.org/data_services/HBT.html
  • Northeast Corridor Infrastructure and Operations Advisory CommissionFreight Committee. (March 2012). Current and Future Freight Use of the NEC. NEC Commission Freight Committee.
  • Northeast Corridor Infrastructure and Operations Advisory Commission. (April 2015). NEC Five-Year Capital Plan. Retrieved May 2015, from Northeast Corridor Infrastructure and Operations Advisory Commission: http://www.nec-commission.com/five-year-capital-plan/
  • Northeast Corridor Infrastructure and Operations Advisory Commission. (April 2014). The Northeast Corridor and the American Economy. Northeast Corridor Infrastructure and Operations Advisory Commission.
  • Northeast Corridor Infrastructure and Operations Advisory Commission. (February 2014). State of the Northeast Corridor Region Transportation System. State of the Northeast Corridor Region Transportation System.
  • Northeast Corridor Infrastructure and Operations Advisory Commission. (January 2013). Critical Infrastructure Needs on the Northeast Corridor. Northeast Corridor Infrastructure and Operations Advisory Commission.
  • Parker, H., & Jacob, R. (2013, May 14). Yale University meeting with the City of New Haven. (City of New Haven, Interviewer)
  • Safety Advisory 2012-03; Buckling-Prone Conditions in Continuous Welded Rail Track. (2012, July 16). Federal Register, 77, No. 136, 41881. Retrieved from http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-07-16/pdf/2012-17343.pdf
  • Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters. (2008, July 25). Definition of a "State of Good Repair" on the Northeast Corridor. Letter from Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters to The Honorable Robert C. Byrd Chairman, Committee on Appropriations.
  • The Boston Foundation and The Massachusetts Competitive Partnership. (2013). The Cost of Doing Nothing: The Economic Case for Transportation Investment in Massachusetts. Boston, MA: The Boston Foundation.
  • The NEC Master Plan Working Group. (2010). The Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Master Plan. Washington, D.C.: NEC Master Plan Working Group.
  • The Northeast Alliance for Rail. (2014). Northeast Corridor. Retrieved January 2015, from The Northeast Alliance for Rail: http://www.northeastallianceforrail.org/corridor/
  • Transportation for America. (2011). Aging in Place, Stuck Without Options: Fixing the Mobility Crisis Threatening the Baby Boom Generation. Retrieved from http://t4america.org/docs/SeniorsMobilityCrisis.pdf
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis. (2015). Regional Economic Accounts. Retrieved February 2015, from United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis: http://www.bea.gov/regional/index.htm
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Statistics. (2012). Chronically Delayed Flights. Retrieved April 2012, from Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Statistics. (2015, February). Airline On-Time Statistics and Delay Causes. Retrieved 2015, from Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration. (2005). Baltimore's Railroad Network: Challenges and Alternatives.
  • U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. (2012). Freight Analysis Framework: FAF3. Retrieved January 2015, from Freight Management and Operations: http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/freight_analysis/faf/
  • U.S. Energy Information Administration. (2013). Annual Energy Outlook 2013: With Projections to 2040. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Office of Integrated and International Energy Analysis.

Chapter 7 - Affected Environment, Environmental Consequences & Mitigation Strategies

7.2 - Land Cover
  • Baltimore Regional Transportation Board. (2011). Plan It 2035: Baltimore Regional Transportation Board regional long-range transportation plan for 2016-2035. Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Regional Transportation Board.
  • Berks County Planning Commission. (2013). Berks County Comprehensive Plan 2030. Reading Area Transportation Study MPO.
  • Berkshire Regional Planning Commission. (2012). 2012 Berkshire Regional Transportation Plan. Berkshire Regional Planning Commission.
  • Berkshire Regional Planning Commission. (2014). Sustainable Berkshires, Community Strategies for a Sustainable Future.
  • Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization. (2012). The Long-Range Transportation Plan, Paths to a Sustainable Region.
  • Cape Cod Commission. (2013). Cape Cod 2012 Regional Transportation Plan: 2012-2035.
  • Cape Cod Commission. (2013). Cape Cod Regional Policy Plan.
  • Capital District Transportation Committee. (2011). New Visions 2035 Plan Update: Choosing Our Future, New Visions for a Quality Region. Albany, NY: Capital District Transportation Committee.
  • Capitol Region Council of Governments. (2009). Achieving the Balance: A Plan of Conservation and Development for the Capitol Region. Hartford, CT: Capitol Region Council of Governments.
  • Capitol Region Council of Governments. (2011). Capitol Region Transportation Plan: A Guide for Transportation Investments Through The Year 2040. Hartford, CT: Capitol Region Council of Governments.
  • Capitol Region Council of Governments. (2014). Regional Plan of Conservation and Development: Vibrant. Green. Connected. Competitive. Hartford, CT: Capitol Region Council of Governments.
  • Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency. (2011). Long-Range Transportation Plan for Central Connecticut, 2011-2040. Bristol, CT: Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency.
  • Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency. (2013). PLAN of Conservation and Development for the Central Connecticut Region, 2013-2023. Bristol, CT: Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency.
  • Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission. (2011). 2012 Regional Transportation Plan: Multimodal-Intermodal. Central Massachusetts Metropolitan Planning Organization.
  • Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley. (2008). Central Naugatuck Valley Regional Plan of Conservation and Development: 2008. Waterbury, CT: Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley.
  • Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley. (2011). Central Naugatuck Valley Long Range Regional Transportation Plan: 2011-2040. Waterbury, CT: Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley.
  • Delaware Office of State Planning Coordination. (2010). Delaware Strategies for State Policies and Spending. Dover, DE: Delaware Office of State Planning Coordination.
  • Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. (2013). Connections 2040: Plan for Greater Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA: Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.
  • Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization. (2013). Metropolitan Transportation Plan: 2040 Update. Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization.
  • Franklin Regional Council of Governments. (2011). 2012 Regional Transportation Plan. Greenfield, MA: Franklin Regional Council of Governments.
  • Franklin Regional Council of Governments. (2013). Sustainable Franklin County: Fanklin County's Regional Plan for Sustainable Development. Franklin Regional Council of Governments.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Natural Resources Management and Environment Department. (2015, January 15). Land Cover Classification Systems, Definitions. Retrieved from FAO Corporation Document Repository: http://www.fao.org/docrep/003/X0596E/x0596e01e.htm
  • Fry, J. X. (2011). Completion of the 2006 National Land Cover Database for the Conterminous United States. PE&RS, 77 (9), 858-864.
  • Greater Bridgeport Regional Planning Agency. (2008). Growth Management Alternatives: Regional Conservation and Development Plan Update. Bridgeport, CT: Greater Bridgeport Regional Planning Agency.
  • Greater Bridgeport Regional Council. (2011). Regional Transportation Plan for the Greater bridgeport Planning Regiona: 2011-2040. Bridgeport, CT: Greater Bridgeport Regional Council.
  • Greater Washington 2050 Coalition. (2010). Region Forward: A comprehensive guide for regional planning and measuring progress in the 21st century . Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
  • Harrisburg Area Transportation Study. (2010). 2035 Regional Transportation Plan: 2011-2035. Harrisburg Area Transportation Study.
  • Harrisburg Area Transportation Study. (2014). 2040 Regional Transportation Plan: Vision, Goals and Objectives. Harrisburg Area Transportation Study.
  • Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials. (2011). 2011-2040 Regional Transportation Plan for Greater Danbury, CT. Brookfield, CT: Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials.
  • Lancaster County Transportation Coordinating Committee Planning Commission. (2012). Connections 2040: The Transportation Element. Lancaster, PA: Lancaster County Transportation Coordinating Committee Planning Commission.
  • Lancaster County Transportation Coordinating Committee Planning Commission. (2014). Lancaster County Congestion Management Process. Lancaster, PA: Lancaster County Transportation Coordinating Committee Planning Commission.
  • Lebanon County Metropolitan Planning Organization. (2007). Lebanon County Comprehensive Plan. Lebanon County Metropolitan Planning Organization.
  • Lebanon County Metropolitan Planning Organization. (2012). 2013 Long Range Transportation Plan. Lebanon County Metropolitan Planning Organization.
  • Lehigh Valley Planning Commission. (2005). Comprehensive Plan: The Lehigh Valley: 2030. Allentown, PA: Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.
  • Lehigh Valley Planning Commission. (2010). Lehigh Valley Surface Transportation Plan: 2011-2030. Lehigh Valley Transportation Study.
  • Martha's Vineyard Commission. (2009). Island Plan: Charging the Future of the Vineyard. Oak Bluffs, MA: Martha's Vineyard Commission.
  • Martha's Vineyard Commission. (2011). Martha's Vineyard Regional Transportation Plan. Oak Bluffs, MA: Martha's Vineyard Commission.
  • Maryland Department of Planning. (2011). Plan Maryland: A Sustainable Growth Plan for the 21st Century. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Planning.
  • Merrimack Valley Planning Commission. (2009). Merrimack Valley Priority Growth Strategy. Haverhill, MA: Merrimack Valley Planning Commission.
  • Merrimack Valley Planning Commission. (2011). Merrimack Valley 2012 Regional Transportation Plan. Haverhill, MA: Merrimack Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization.
  • Metropolitan Area Planning Council. (2008). Metro Future, Making a Greater Boston Region: Regional Plan, Goals and Objectives. Metroplitan Area Planning Council.
  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. (1998). Transportation: The TPB Vision. Retrieved January 23, 2015, from Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments: http://www.mwcog.org/transportation/activities/vision/default.asp
  • Midstate Regional Planning Agency. (2011). 2011-2040 Regional Transportation Plan. Middletown, CT: Midstate Regional Planning Agency.
  • Montachusett Regional Planning Commission. (2011). Montachusett Regional Strategic Framework Plan. Fitchburg, MA: Montachusett Regional Planning Commission.
  • Montachusett Regional Planning Commission. (2011). Montachusett Regional Transportation Plan 2012. Fitchburg, MA: Montachusett Regional Planning Commission.
  • Nantucket Planning and Economic Development Commission. (2011). Nantucket Regional Transportation Plan: 2012-2035. Nantucket, MA: Nantucket Planning and Economic Development Commission.
  • National Capital Planning Commission. (2004). Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital. Washington, D.C.: National Capital Planning Commission.
  • New Jersey State Planning Commission. (2001). The New Jersey State Development and Redevelopment Plan New. Trenton, NJ: New Jersey State Planning Commission.
  • New York Metroplitan Transportation Council. (2013). Plan 2040, Regional Transportation Plan, A Shared Vision for a Sustainable Region. New York, NY: New York Metropolitan Transportation Council.
  • North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority. (2013). Plan 2040, NJTPA Regional Transportation Plan for Northern New Jersey. North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.
  • Northern Middlesex Council of Governments. (2011). Northern Middlesex Regional Transportation Plan. Lowell, MA: Northern Middlesex Metropolitan Planning Organization.
  • Northwestern Connecticut Council of Governments. (2009). Plan of Conservation and Development. Northwestern Connecticut Council of Governments.
  • Office of Policy and Management, Intergovernmental Policy Division. (2005). Conservation and Development Policies Plan for Connecticut: 2005-2010. Hartford, CT: State of Connecticut.
  • Old Colony Planning Council. (2011). 2012 Old Colony Regional Transportation Plan. Brockton, MA: Old Colony Planning Council.
  • Orange County Transportation Council. (2011). Orange County Transportation Council Long Range Transportation Plan: 2011-2040. Goshen, NY: Orange County Transportation Council.
  • Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. (2011). 2012 Regional Transportation Plan for the Pioneer Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization. Springfield, MA: Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.
  • Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. (2013). Our Next Future: An Action Plan for Building a Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Pioneer Valley. Springfield, MA: Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.
  • Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. (2014). Valley Vision 4: The Regional Land Use Plan for the Pioneer Valley. Springfield, MA: Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.
  • Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council. (2012). Moving Dutchess: The 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan for Dutchess County. Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council.
  • Rhode Island Statewide Planning Program. (2006). Land Use 2025. Providence, RI: State of Rhode Island, Department of Administration, Statewide Planning Program.
  • Rhode Island Statewide Planning Program. (2012). Transportation 2035: Long Range Transportation Plan. Providence, RI: State of Rhode Island, Department of Administration, Statewide Planning Program.
  • South Central Regional Council of Governments. (2009). Plan of Conservation and Development. North Haven, CT: South Central Regional Council of Governments.
  • South Central Regional Council of Governments. (2011). South Central Regional Long Range Transportatin Plan: 2011-2040. North Haven, CT: South Central Regional Council of Governments.
  • South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization. (2012). South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization Regional Transportation Plan 2040. Vineland, NJ: South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization.
  • Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments. (2007). Regional Plan of Conservation and Development 2007. Norwich, CT: Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments.
  • Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments. (2011). Long Range Transportation Plan 2011-2040 for Southeastern Connecticut. Norwich, CT: Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments.
  • Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District. (2007). Report of the Futures Task Force. Taunton, MA: Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District.
  • Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District. (2011). 2012 Regional Transportation Plan. Taunton, MA: Southeastern Massachusetts Metropolitan Planning Organization.
  • Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District. (2014). Growing the Economy of Southeastern Massachusetts: Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. Taunton, MA: Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District.
  • Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District,Old Colony Planning Council, Metropolitan Area Planning Council. (1999). Southeastern Massachusetts Vision 2020, An Agenda for the Future. Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District,Old Colony Planning Council, Metropolitan Area Planning Council.
  • Southwestern Regional Planning Agency . (2011). Going Forward: The Plan to Maintain & Improve Mobility, Southwestern Region Long Range Transportation Plan 2011-2040 (2011). Stamford, CT: Southwestern Region Metropolitan Planning Organization.
  • Southwestern Regional Planning Agency. (2006). Regional Plan of Conservation and Development 2006-2015. Stamford, CT: Southwestern Regional Planning Agency.
  • U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Real Estate Services. (2005, June). Acquisition. Acquiring Real Property for Federal and Federal Aid Programs and Projects. U.S. DOT, Federal Highway Administration, Publication No. FHWA-HEP-05-030.
  • Ulster County Transportation Council. (2010). Year 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan. Kingston, NY: Ulster County Transportation Council.
  • Valley Council of Governments. (2012). Long Range Regional Transportation Plan Update 2011-2040. Derby, CT: Valley Council of Govern.
  • Valley Regional Planning Commission. (2008). Strategic Plan of Conservation & Development for the All-American Valley. Derby, CT: Valley Council of Governments.
  • Wilmington Metropolitan Area Planning Council. (2011). WILMAPCO 2040 Regional Transportation Plan Update. Newark, DE: Wilmington Metropolitan Area Planning Council.
  • Windham Region Council of Governments. (2005). Regional Transportation Plan 2005. Willimantic, CT: Windham Region Council of Governments.
  • York Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. (2013). YAMPO Long Range Transportation Plan: 2009-2035. York, PA: York Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.
7.3 - Agricultural Lands (Prime Farmland/Timberland)
  • Church, P. (2012, June 29). Massachusetts Forest Resource Fact Sheet - Fiscal Year 2012. USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area.
  • Davies, R. K. (2012, February 6). New York Forest Resource Fact Sheet - Fiscal Year 2012. USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area.
  • Delaware Department of Agriculture. (2013). Delaware Agricultural Statistics and Resource Directory, 2011-2012. Dover: Delaware Department of Agriculture.
  • Devlin, D. (2012, February 2). Pennsylvania Forest Resource Fact Sheet - Fiscal Year 2012. USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area.
  • Fleming, L. (2012, February 2). New Jersey Forest Resource Fact Sheet - Fiscal Year 2012. USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area.
  • Hodgetts, R., & Freese, R. (2000, September). An Economic Overview of the United States Solid Wood Industry. Retrieved from USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS): http://www.fas.usda.gov/ffpd/economic-overview/overview.html
  • Koehn, S. W. (2012, February 2). Maryland Forest Resource Fact Sheet - Fiscal Year 2012. USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area.
  • Martin, C. (2012, February 6). Connecticut Forest Resource Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2012. USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area.
  • Maryland Department of Agriculture. (2012). Agriculture in Maryland Summary for 2011. Annapolis: Maryland Department of Agriculture.
  • Maryland Department of Planning. (2011). Plan Maryland: A Sustainable Growth Plan for the 21st Century. Baltimore: Maryland Department of Planning.
  • Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium. (2014, December 22). National Land Cover Database. Retrieved from Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium: http://www.mrlc.gov/nlcd06_data.php
  • New Jersey Agricultural Statistics Service. (2012). New Jersey Annual Report and Agricultural Statistics, 2012. Trenton: New Jersey Agricultural Statistics Service.
  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Conservation. (2011, April 27). NJDEP: Forest Facts. Retrieved from New Jersey Department of Environmental Conservation: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/forest/iyof_facts.html
  • New York Department of Agriculture and Markets. (2012). New York 2011 Agricultural Annual Bulletin. Albany: New York Department of Agriculture and Markets.
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. (2013). NYSDEC: Forests. Retrieved from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/309.html
  • Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. (2013). Pennsylvania Agricultural Statistics, 2011-2012. Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
  • Smith, W. B., Miles, P. D., Perry, C. H., & Pugh, S. A. (2009). Forest Resources of the United States, 2007: A Technical Document Supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA Assesment.
  • South Central Regional Council of Governments. (Amended 2009). Plan of Conservation and Development - South Central Region. North Haven: South Central Regional Council of Governments.
  • Sparks, C. (2012, February 6). Rhode Island Forest Resource Fact Sheet - Fiscal Year 2012. USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area.
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Survey. (2012). Annual Bulletin: New England Agricultural Statistics, 2011. Concord: U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Survey.
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service. (2014, March 11). Geospatial Data Gateway. Retrieved from Geospatial Data Gateway: http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov/
  • Valenti, M. (2012, February 2). Delaware Forest Resource Fact Sheet - Fiscal Year 2012. USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area.
  • Wharton, E. H., Widmann, R. H., Alerich, C. L., Barnett, C. J., Lister, A. J., Lister, T. W., Borman, F. (2004). USDA Forest Service - Northeastern Research Station: The Forests of Connecticut. Resource Bulletin NE-160. Newtown Square, PA: USDA Forest Service.
7.4 - Parklands and Wild and Scenic Rivers
7.5 - Hydrologic (Water) Resources
  • Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. (1999). Geographical Boundary of Coastal Resources for Connecticut. Retrieved from http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2698&q=322898&deepNav_GID=1707%20
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency. (2013, 2014). FEMA's Flood Map Service Center. Retrieved 2013, 2014, from http://msc.fema.gov/portal
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources. (2011). Geographical Boundary of Coastal Resources for Maryland.
  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. (1996). Geographical Boundary of Coastal Resources for New Jersey.
  • New York Department of State, Division of Coastal Resources NY-DS. (2011). Geographical boundary of Coastal Resources for NY.
  • Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. (2003). Geographical Boundary of Coastal Resources for Rhode Island.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (2010). U.S. Waterway Data. Retrieved 2014, from http://www.navigationdatacenter.us/data/datanwn.htm
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2011). Impaired Water Lines. Retrieved 2014
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (2010). National Geographic Boundary of Coastal Resources.
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (2010). National Wetlands Inventory. Retrieved from http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/data/Data-Download.html
  • U.S. Geological Survey. (2004). National Hydrography Dataset: US Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014, from http://nhd.usgs.gov/data.html
7.7 - Geologic Resources
  • Johnston, P. M. (1964). Geology and Ground Water Resources of Washington, D.C., and Vicinity.
  • Meng, Andrew A.; Harsh, John F. (1988). Hydrogeologic Framework of the Virginia Coastal Plain: Regional Aquifer Systems Analysis.
  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. (2010, June 26). Digital Geodata Series - DGS09-2 Coastal Plain Sediments with Potential to Form Acid (Sulfate) Soils. Retrieved from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Division of Water Supply and Geoscience: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/geodata/dgs09-2.htm
  • Orndorff, Zenah; Daniels, W. L. (2002). Delineation and Management of Sulfidic Materials in Virginia Highway Corridors. Charlottesville: Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences - Virginia Polytechnic and State University.
  • Tobin, Bret D.; Weary, David J. (2004). Digital Engineering Aspects of Karst Map: A GIS Version of Davies, W.E., Simpson, J.H., Ohlmacher, G.C., Kirk, W.S., and Newton, E.G., 1984 Engeineering Aspects of Karst: U.S. Geological Survey, National Atlas of the United States of America.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water. (2011, March 16). National Sole Source Aquifer GIS Layer. Retrieved from Data.gov - USEPA Office of Water Data Catalog: http://catalog.data.gov/dataset/national-sole-source-aquifer-gis-layer#
  • U.S. Geological Survey. (2004, November 8). Physiographic Divisions of the Conterminous U.S. Retrieved from Water Resources NSDI Node: http://water.usgs.gov/GIS/metadata/usgswrd/XML/physio.xml#stdorder
  • U.S. Geological Survey. (2005). Active Mines and Mineral Plants in the US. Retrieved from Mineral Resources On-Line Spatial Data: http://mrdata.usgs.gov/mineplant/
  • U.S. Geological Survey. (2005). Mineral Resources Data System. Retrieved from Mineral Resources On-Line Spatial Data: http://mrdata.usgs.gov/mrds/
  • U.S. Geological Survey. (2011). Asbestos Mines, Prospects, and Occurrences in the US. Retrieved from Mineral Resources On-Line Spatial Data: http://mrdata.usgs.gov/asbestos/
  • U.S. Geological Survey. (2012, January 1). Seismic Hazard Map for the United States - Direct Download. Retrieved from Data.gov - U.S. Geological Survey Data Catalog: https://catalog.data.gov/dataset/seismic-hazard-map-for-the-united-states-direct-download#
  • U.S. Geological Survey. (2014, May 7). Digital Complication of Landslide Overview Map of the Conterminous United States. Retrieved from Landslide Hazards Program: http://landslides.usgs.gov/hazards/nationalmap/
  • Van Gosen, Bradley S. (2007). The Geology of Asbestos in the United States and Its Practical Applications. Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, 55-68.
7.8 - Hazardous Waste and Contaminated Materials Sites
7.9 - Cultural Resources and Historic Properties
7.10 - Visual and Aesthetic Resources
  • Churchward, C.; Palmer J.F.; Nassauer, J.I.; Swanwick, C.A, (2012). Evaluation Methodologies for Visual Impact Assessments. Washington, D.C. Transportation Research Board National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Microsoft. "Northeastern United States". Bing Maps (Map). Cartography by Nokia. Retrieved July - August 2014.
  • NEC FUTURE JV Team. (2014). Visual and Aesthetic Effects Assessment Methodology.
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration Office of Environmental Policy. (1988).Visual Impact Assessment for Highway Projects. Publication no. FHWA-HI-88-054. Washington, D.C.
7.11 - Environmental Justice
  • Moody's Analytics. (1980, 1990, 2000, 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040). Data files for Population, Employment, and Economic Baseline Statistics by County. Retrieved from https://www.economy.com/
  • NEC FUTURE JV Team. (2014). Demographics Effects-Assessment Methodology. NEC FUTURE Tier 1 Draft EIS. New York City, NY.
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau. (2011). 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates [Data files S2301, S1701, B25044, DP03]. Retrieved from www.census.gov
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau. (2011). 2010 Census Summary File 1 [data file]. Retrieved from www.census.gov
  • U.S. Department of Transportation - Federal Railroad Administration. (1999, May 26). Procedures for Considering Environmental Impacts. Federal Register, 64(101), 1-2. Retrieved 2014, from https://www.fra.dot.gov/eLib/Details/L02710
7.13 - Air Quality
7.14 - Energy
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. (2014, July 31). Transportation Energy Data Book. Retrieved 2014 December, from Oak Ridge National Laboratory: http://cta.ornl.gov/data/index.shtml
  • The NEPA Act. (2014, December). Retrieved December 2014, from The Council on Environmental Quality.
  • U.S. Energy Information Administration. (2014, December). U.S. States State Profiles and Energy Estimates. Retrieved December 2014, from U.S. Energy Information Administration.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2014, December). MOVES (Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator). Retrieved December 2014, from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/models/moves/index.htm
7.15 - Climate Change and Adaptation
7.16 - Section 4(f) and Section 6(f) Resources
  • See 7.4 - Parklands and Wild and Scenic Rivers and 7.9 - Cultural Resources and Historic Properties.
7.17 - Electromagnetic Fields and Electromagnetic Interference
  • European Standards. (2006). Railway applications - Electromagnetic compatibility -- Part 2: Emission of the whole railway system to the outside. (Appendix C).
  • Maryland Transit Administration. (2010). Electromagnetic Emissions and Mitigation Measures.
  • T. Dan Bracken, Inc. (2008). Survey of Ambient Magnetic Fields on the University of Maryland Campus. Prepared for John Brandon & Associates: http://rethinkcollegepark.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/08-1006-umd-final-text-r3.pdf
7.18 - Safety

Chapter 9 - Evaluation of Alternatives

  • Abril, M, Barber, F, Ingolotti, L, Salido, M A, Tormos, P, Lova, A, (2008). "An Assessment of Railway Capacity." Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Volume 44, Issue 5, pp 774-806.

Chapter 11 - Agency/Public Involvement

  • American Community Survey. (2010). Five Year Estimate.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Natural Resources Management and Environment Department. (2015, January 15). Land Cover Classification Systems, Definitions. Retrieved from FAO Corporation Document Repository: http://www.fao.org/docrep/003/X0596E/x0596e01e.htm
  • U.S. Deparment of Transportation, Federal Railroad Adminsitration. (Director). (2014). [Motion Picture].
  • U.S. Deparment of Transportation, Federal Railroad Adminsitration. (2012, June 22). Environmental Impact Statement for the Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., New York, NY, and Boston, MA. Notice of Intent, Daily Federal Register, Volume 77, No. 121.
  • U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Real Estate Services. (2005, June). Acquisition. Acquiring Real Property for Federal and Federal Aid Programs and Projects. U.S. DOT, Federal Highway Administration, Publication No. FHWA-HEP-05-030.
  • U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration. (2012, September 7). Environmental Impact Statement for the Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., New York, NY, and Boston, MA. Notice of Intent, Daily Federal Register.
  • U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration. (2013, January). NEC FUTURE CEQ Pilot Statement of Principles.