D.C. to Richmond HSR project launch

October 6, 2014

DRPT and FRA Offer Early Opportunity for Public to Weigh in on Washington D.C. to Richmond, VA Higher Speed Passenger Rail

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), in cooperation with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), today announced the start of a preliminary engineering and environmental review project for enhanced intercity passenger rail service between Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Va. The 115-mile corridor is a segment of the Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor (SEHSR), which runs from Washington, D.C. through Richmond, Va. and Raleigh, N.C. to Charlotte, N.C. It is part of a nationwide initiative by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to improve service and connections to higher speed rail service in the northeast (Boston, Mass. to Washington, D.C.) to points in the southeast (Miami, Fla. to Charlotte, N.C.) and beyond.

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