DRPT has been working with North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia to advance high-speed rail in the southeast. The corridor will connect Washington, DC, Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte and Atlanta with a
spur from Richmond to Hampton Roads.
For additional information on this project, please visit
the Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor web site.
Project Update: The Tier II Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which covers the portion of the Southeast High Speed Rail (SEHSR) corridor between Richmond, VA, and Raleigh, NC, was published for public review and comment in summer 2010.
The project team is finalizing the document for submission to the Federal Railroad Administration for a Record of Decision. The team anticipates a 2011 submission to FRA.
In October 2010, Virginia received $44.3 million in federal high speed rail funds to complete the Tier II EIS for the portion of the corridor between Richmond and Washington, D.C. DRPT is working with the FRA on grant terms and conditions.
Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor web site
Rail Enhancement Fund
Southeast High Speed Rail Recommendation Report
Virginia-North Carolina High Speed Rail Compact