Notice of Acceptance of a Draft EIS and Public Hearing

New York (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn) County - The Federal Transit Administration and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in cooperation with the Long Island Rail Road, as lead agencies have accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed East Side Access Project. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on June 15, 2000 at 6:00 p.m. at MTA Headquarters, 347 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor Boardroom, New York, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until July 12, 2000 by contacting Mr. Anthony Japha at the address below. The action involves bringing LIRR trains from Long Island and Queens through the existing 63rd Street Tunnel into a new LIRR terminal at Grand Central Terminal.

Contact: Mr. Anthony G. Carr, Deputy Regional Administrator, Federal Transit Administrator, Region 2, One Bowling Green, Room 429, New York, New York 10004, phone: (212) 668-2175 and Mr. Anthony Japha, Chief Program Exec. MTA/LIRR East Side Access, 469 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10018, phone: (212) 967-0118.