Virginia DRPT, FRA host meetings on proposed D.C.-Richmond high-speed project

November 7, 2014

Posted on progressiverailroading.com

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration are hosting public information meetings this month to introduce a preliminary engineering and environmental review project related to a proposed high-speed rail service between Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Va.

The review project includes a Tier II Environmental Impact Statement for the 123-mile rail corridor that runs through all cities and counties along the Interstate 95 corridor between Arlington County and Chesterfield County, Va.

The rail corridor between the two cities is the northernmost segment of the Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor, which stretches southward from Washington, D.C., through Richmond to Raleigh, N.C. and Charlotte, N.C. and points beyond, ultimately connecting to a larger network of higher-speed rail corridors.

The hearings started this week and will continue Nov. 12 and 13. The public also can review materials online and submit comments by Dec. 5. 

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