Category: Planning_Construction

CUT-AND-COVER

A method of construction that consists of excavating the terrain from ground level, placing a structure in the excavation, and then filling over the structure. (TRB)

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT

A detailed statement prepared under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) describing and analyzing the significant environmental effects of a project and discussing ways to avoid or mitigate the effects; the analysis and reporting requirements for all projects under the…

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT

A comprehensive study of likely environmental impacts resulting from major federally-assisted projects; statements are required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

PROJECT

A segment of the Metro Rail rapid transit system that has received environmental clearance and has been adopted by the MTA Board of Directors and authorized for construction.

PROJECT ASSURANCE

A methodology used during engineering of an item to ensure that will meet its design specifications if constructed and operated as expected.