FRA Claims No Tribal Land Crossings – but They’re Wrong

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Narragansett Tribal Land in green, proposed rail line path in red dashed lines.

The Federal Railroad Administration claims in their Tier 1 Final EIS that from Washington DC to Boston they do not impact any tribal land. In Charlestown however, the proposed new train route does pass through Narragansett Tribal land in the vicinity of Kings Factory Road. In addition, the position of the proposed tracks along the length of the Indian Cedar Swamp parcel through the Carter Preserve will diminish the quality of wildlife habitat in both the Carter Preserve and the Indian Cedar Swamp parcel.

Tribal Land in dark green showing location in context to rails and other conservation land
Tribal Land in dark green showing location in context to rails and other conservation land. Boxed area is the same as detail map above.

The Indian Cedar Swamp is one of about six parcels that make up Narragansett Tribal Land in Charlestown. This map does not depict all Narragansett land, only the parcel most impacted by the new rail proposal.

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