Lackawanna Cutoff rail line clears environmental hurdle
By Lawrence Ragonese/The Star-Ledger
October 02, 2009, 6:51PM
The long-planned restoration of the Lackawanna Cutoff commuter rail line from the Poconos to Hoboken, which will run along a route parallel to traffic clogged Route 80, has cleared a key environmental hurdle, officials said today.
After evaluating various environmental studies, the Federal Transit Administration issued a "finding of no significant impact" for the 81-mile segment of track stretching from Andover in Sussex County, westward to Scranton, Pa.