Effective Environmental Management: The Northeast Corridor Experience

by R. P. Howell, De Leuw, Cather & Co, Washington, DC, USA,
M. F. Rupp, De Leuw, Cather & Co, Washington, DC, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Organization and Management of Public Transport Projects


The Northeast Corridor Improvement Project (NECIP) is a 2 billion public transportation project involving improvements to Amtrak's 456-mile main rail line between Washington, D. C. and Boston. At the onset of the project, areas identified for implementation included environmental planning, documentation, and agency coordination. These tasks were subsequently consolidated into a single task group headed by an Environmental Manager, reporting to the Deputy General Manager. Environmental activities of the NECIP were completed on time, within budget, and with no construction project delayed for environmental reasons.

Subject Headings: Environmental issues | Rail transportation | Managers | Railroad engineering | Project management | Construction management | Public transportation | Budgets | United States | Washington | Boston | Massachusetts

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