Geo-referencing the New Jersey Transit’s Gladstone Branch for Hurricane Sandy recovery

NJ TRANSIT Environmental On-Call


NJ TRANSIT Environmental On-Call


New Jersey



AKRF performed sensitivity assessment for the area along NJ TRANSIT’S Gladstone Branch, which sustained serious damage during Hurricane Sandy. 

Fitting historic engineering drawings over aerial views of the 22-mile stretch of the railroad line, AKRF specialists were able to turn this information into GIS data and make a database of archaeologically sensitive locations along the branch.

This task supporting NJ TRANSIT with its post-Sandy repair, recovery, and resiliency efforts was the first under AKRF’s on-call contract to provide environmental consulting services to NJ TRANSIT.

AKRF’s role includes NEPA environmental reviews, cultural resources support, and Section 106 compliance and coordination. 

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Overview