• Freight train on tracks.
  • Polk Rail Study Alternatives Map.

Project Details

Description Transportation
Location Sumter, Hernando, Lake, Pasco, Polk, and Hillsborough counties, FL
Client/Owner Florida Department of Transportation


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Polk Rail Relocation PD&E Study

As part of the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study team, RS&H developed an environmental impact matrix to evaluate environmental impacts associated with the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Polk Rail Relocation PD&E Study.

We evaluated ten alternatives and a no-build scenario from an operations and environmental standpoint. We then used the Efficiency in Transportation Decision Making (ETDM) Environmental Screening Tool to produce a preliminary evaluation of alternatives, which we further refined with geographic information system (GIS) analysis.

We documented methodologies for both processes in technical memoranda, summarized the analysis results in an Environmental Impact Matrix, which was presented to the public, and produced a detailed Environmental Impact Technical Memorandum for FDOT.

Related Services: Environmental