INITIATIVES

LONG BRIDGE PROJECT

PROJECT SITE

LEAD AGENCY

District Department of Transportation 

Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation 

STATUS:

Tier II Environmental Impact Statement Evaluation and Record of Decision  

(Completed in August 2020)

OVERVIEW

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), in coordination with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), is working to provide additional long-term railroad capacity and to improve the reliability of railroad service through the Long Bridge Corridor, a 1.8-mile railroad corridor between RO Interlocking in Arlington, Virginia, and L’Enfant Interlocking near 10th Street SW in the District of Columbia.

 

The existing two-track railroad bridge, owned by CSX Transportation (CSXT), serves freight, (CSXT), intercity passenger (Amtrak) and commuter rail (Virginia Railway Express [VRE]). The Project will construct a new two-track bridge upstream of the existing Long Bridge, and the existing bridge will be retained to create a four-track crossing. Mitigation for the Project includes construction of a new bike-pedestrian shared-use path spanning the George Washington Memorial Parkway and the Potomac River.

STUDY DOCUMENTS
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WASHINGTON D.C. TO RICHMOND PROJECT

PROJECT SITE

LEAD AGENCY

Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation 

STATUS:

Tier II Record of Decision (Completed in September 2019)

OVERVIEW

The Washington, D.C. to Richmond, Virginia project (DC2RVA) will increase the capacity of the railroad between those two areas. The project will deliver more frequent and higher speed passenger rail service while supporting the planned expansion of Virginia Railway Express commuter rail service and accommodating the forecasted growth of freight rail service. The DC2RVA corridor is a critical link between Amtrak’s heavily traveled Northeast Corridor and the developing the Southeast Corridor extending south of Richmond.

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