- Identify locations for stations and other facilities
- Define operating plan
- Preliminary engineering of public roadways and bridges
- Preliminary engineering of track and railroad bridges by BNSF
- Tier 2 Project Level Environmental Review
- Ridership forecasts, revenue projections, benefit assessment
- Complete Tier 1 Service Level Environmental Assessment
- Finding of No Significant Impact
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