Environmental Mitigation 

NICTD has committed to specific mitigation measures that are intended to reduce the adverse effects of the DT-NWI Project. The information below summarizes the mitigation measures that the FTA and NICTD committed to in the 2017 Environmental Assessment (EA) and 2018 Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NICTD’s implementation of these mitigation commitments is part of the approval and issuance of the FONSI. There were some changes to the Project during final design but it was determined that the modifications would not result in significant impacts, appropriate measures were incorporated to mitigate impacts where needed, and the findings of the 11/1/2018 FONSI were still valid. FTA concurred with the modifications and impact determination on September 22, 2020. It is possible that some of these measures may continue to be modified during the construction phase of the Project. 

The progress and current status of each environmental commitment is provided in the file below. This information will be updated on the Double Track NWI project website on a quarterly basis, at a minimum. Should you have questions about items on this list, please call 219-850-4457 or email doubletracknwi@nictd.com.

Environmental Mitigation Status as of January 13, 2021