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Southeast High-Speed Rail

Tier II Environmental Impact Statement

The states of North Carolina and Virginia propose incremental improvements to intercity passenger rail service between Washington, DC and Charlotte, NC.  Further information is available on the project website: .  A Tier-1 EIS was completed to select the Southeast High Speed Rail corridor.  An implementation plan was created in October 2002 to give an overview of upcoming activities along the different segments of that selected corridor.

The FRA, North Carolina and Virginia initiated a Tier II EIS for the section of the corridor from Petersburg, VA to Raleigh, NC. Notice of Intent. In February 2006, the Tier II EIS was extended to Richmond, VA in a second notice of intent.

On May 4, FRA signed the Draft Tier II EIS. For more information on the DEIS and how to submit comments, including a schedule of public hearings and a list of locations where the DIES is available for viewing, please visit:

The comment period was extended to September 10, 2010. For more information, please click here.

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