National Transit Institute Online Course - Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment

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September 20, 2007


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Subject:  National Transit Institute Online Course - Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment


The National Transit Institute (NTI) is presenting a free online course ($275 for consultants & contractors) entitled "Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment."  NTI is located at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey as part of the Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.  It is funded through a grant from the Federal Transit Administration.  This six-week, six-unit online course begins Wednesday October 17, 2007 and ends Sunday, November 30, 2007.  Each unit will take 5-7 hours.


The course introduces the environmental impact assessment process as required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  It reviews NEPA’s legislative history and implementation by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), details important considerations in the project planning stage, and provides an overview of the classes of action and FTA implementation as required by SAFETEA-LU Environmental Review Process Final Guidance.

This course is offered through Rutgers Online powered by eCollege.  If this is the first time you are taking an online course, please read the document "What to Expect from the Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment Online Course" available at:

This course is operating on a “Wait-List Only” registration at this time.   If you are interested in participating in the course, please follow this link for more information about the course and to download a Wait-List Registration Form.  No registrations will be accepted after October 12, 2007.


For further information please contact:  Ginny Stern, Program Coordinator, National Transit Institute at (732) 932-1700 ext. 226 or by Email:


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Letitia A. Thompson

Regional Administrator