Marybeth Luczak, Govt Editor
The Floor Transportation Board’s Workplace of Environmental Evaluation (OEA) has up to date its Rail Heritage Map.
The map gives the areas of 1,596 rail-related constructions, buildings and websites listed on the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations in addition to estimated boundaries of three,105 Nationwide Register-listed historic districts that overlap mapped energetic or deserted rail strains or have a recognized historic reference to railroads.
OEA has additionally included details about different rail-related historic properties, comparable to historic railroad bridges and historic districts that OEA researched and evaluated in circumstances requiring historic assessment underneath Part 106 of the Nationwide Historic Preservation Act.
OEA intends to make use of the Rail Heritage Map as a repository for historic documentation produced in the course of the Part 106 course of for railroad abandonment and building circumstances, in accordance with the STB. The map may assist inform Part 106 consulting events, different stakeholders and the general public about railroading historical past.
“Our new Rail Heritage Map was a painstakingly detailed mission carried out by Environmental Safety Specialist Joshua Wayland,” STB Chairman Martin J. Oberman stated. “All of us applaud Josh’s spectacular work to create and current this crucial knowledge in a user-friendly format for events.”