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NEC FUTURE is a comprehensive planning effort to define, evaluate and prioritize future investments in the Northeast Corridor, launched by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) in February 2012. FRA’s work will include new ideas and approaches to grow the region’s intercity, commuter and freight rail services and an environmental evaluation of proposed transportation alternatives.
NEC FUTURE will create a framework for the future investments needed to improve passenger rail capacity and service through 2040. Technical work includes an analysis of market conditions in the corridor, development of reasonable program alternatives and an evaluation of the environmental impacts of those alternatives, and a recommended approach that balances the needs of various users of the corridor – whether commuters, intercity rail passengers, or rail freight – in a manner that ensures safe, efficient travel throughout the Northeast.