NEPA

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires federal agencies to assess the environmental effects of proposed actions (projects) prior to making decisions. In general, the NEPA process entails: public scoping

  • Identify the purpose of the project and why it is needed

  • Identify the reasonable alternatives to satisfy the purpose

  • Evaluate the social, economic and environmental impact of these alternatives

  • Present this information to the public and other agencies for review and comment

  • Use the information gathered to make an informed decision when selecting the best alternative to satisfy the transportation problem

Public Input

Public input is an important of the process of analyzing and selecting alternatives. There are multiple opportunities for public input throughout the NEPA phase:

  • Public scoping meeting - June 27, 2019

  • Presentation of preferred alternative(s) to be studied in environmental document - Winter 2020

  • Public hearing for draft environmental document - Spring 2021 (tentative)


The following open house meetings are a continuation from the previous Planning phase of the project.

Public Information Open House #4

Public Scoping Meeting
June 27, 2019 | 5:00-7:00 pm (no formal presentation is planned)
Center for People in Need, 3901 N. 27th Street, Lincoln, NE

This public meeting is being held to provide new and updated information about:

  • the NEPA process for the proposed transportation project

  • the project’s purpose and need

  • the project’s remaining transportation alternatives

  • opportunities for public input