Connecting the Southeast through
a high-performance rail network
The Southeast Corridor (SEC) Commission is leading the effort to connect states across the Southeast megaregion through passenger and freight rail. The Commission is charged with developing the Southeast Regional Rail Plan, reporting on the economic benefits of rail along the corridor, creating an implementation plan, and prioritizing major projects. The goal of this effort is to improve the mutual cooperation and planning between states and stakeholders to position the corridor to receive direct federal funding. The SEC extends from Washington, D.C., through Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, to Florida.
SEC COMMISSION REPORTS
SEC ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF RAIL REPORT
SEC IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
Publish Date: March 2021
Publish Date: Fall 2021
The Tier 1 Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision (FEIS/ROD) for the Tier 1 Atlanta to Charlotte Passenger Rail Corridor Investment Plan (PRCIP) was published in the Environmental Protection Agency Federal Register. FRA has identified and selected the Greenfield Corridor Alternative as the Preferred Corridor Alternative based on analysis presented in the Tier 1 DEIS.
July 9, 2021
Governor Northam and U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to join leaders from Amtrak, CSX, and Virginia Railway Express to make an important rail announcement and discuss the American Rescue Plan