D.C. to Richmond High Speed Rail Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement Public Hearing – October 17
The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transit (DRPT) will hold a series of public hearings on the D.C. to Richmond (DC2RVA) High Speed Rail Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement, which evaluates the benefits, costs, and environmental effects of several possible alternatives. A public hearing will be held in Alexandria on Tuesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town (1767 King Street). (View the event flyer)
The DC2RVA project, led by DRPT, is a 123-mile stretch of railroad between Richmond, Virginia and Arlington, Virginia. Both freight and passenger rail services would operate along the corridor, with Amtrak providing intercity passenger rail service and Virginia Railway Express (VRE) providing commuter rail service. The DC2RVA corridor is one segment in a larger nationwide high speed intercity passenger rail plan identified by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the states of Virginia and North Carolina. The DC2RVA project is looking to improve reliability and on-time performance, reduce travel time and increase frequency by adding up to nine daily Amtrak round trips between D.C. and Richmond to the current service of 10 trips per day.
An online version of the Draft EIS, as well as a list of Alexandria locations where hard copies can be viewed, is available at dc2rvarail.com/draft.
DRPT strives to provide reasonable accommodations and services for people who require assistance to participate. For special assistance, call 804.786.6794 or Virginia Relay 711 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting date.