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June 2, 2022

Federal Railroad Administration awards Over $368 Million in Grants to Improve Rail Infrastructure, Enhance and Strengthen Supply Chains.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) awards over $368 Million in grants nationwide and over $105 Million in Southeast states to improve both freight and passenger rail in the region. Key awards include $58M to North Carolina and Virginia to improve the Raleigh to Richmond segment of the Southeast Corridor and $16 M for the Tampa to Orlando high-speed rail route in Florida.

July 9, 2021

Atlanta to Charlotte Tier I Final EIS/ROD completed and signed by Georgia DOT and Federal Railroad Administration

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.

MARCH 30, 2021

NOVEMBER 5, 2020​

Brightline plans to create high-speed passenger rail lines connecting Orlando to Miami — here's how

Two decades after Florida voters approved a measure to connect Orlando to Tampa via high-speed rail, Brightline has announced plans to finally move forward with this project.

NOVEMBER 2, 2020​

Federal Railroad Administration awards Virginia $14.42 Million to Replace Newington Road Bridge in Fairfax County 

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced its award of $14.42 million in Federal-State Partnership State of Good Repair funds to the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT). The funding will be used to finance the critical $37 million state-of-good-repair Newington Road Bridge project in Fairfax County.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2020​

North Carolina awarded $47.5 million CRISI grant to purchase freight line for future passenger service

The 10-mile line is called the “missing link” for future high-performance passenger rail service between Raleigh, N.C., and Richmond, Va.

SEPTEMBER 3, 2020​

Long Bridge Project Reaches Critical Milestone 

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced today the conclusion of the environmental planning process for the Long Bridge rail project. This marks a major milestone in the planning process for the new rail bridge and independent pedestrian/bicycle bridge that will span the Potomac River and opens the door for the final engineering design, financing, and construction of Long Bridge.

SEPTEMBER 3, 2020​

District and Virginia Mark Major Milestone of Long Bridge Project to Expand Regional Rail Transportation Network

Long Bridge Project concludes environmental planning, and moves closer to construction that will better connect north to south in the national capital region.

DECEMBER 20, 2019

Deal Advances on Southeast Rail Corridor

North Carolina has received good transportation news as an important agreement reached this week will advance plans to improve the Southeast’s freight and passenger rail network.

DECEMBER 19, 2019

Virginia and CSX Announce Landmark Rail Agreement 

Governor Ralph Northam today announced a landmark agreement to expand reliability and service on Virginia’s rail lines, creating a pathway to separate passenger and freight operations along the Richmond to Washington, D.C. corridor. The parties will continue work to finalize definitive agreements with execution planned in the second half of 2020.

SEPTEMBER 17, 2019

Commonwealth Commemorates 10 Years of Virginia Sponsored Passenger Rail Service

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) celebrated 10 years of Virginia-sponsored passenger rail service in the Commonwealth of Virginia at a ceremony today at Main Street Station.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

Virginia Receives Green Light From FRA to Advance the DC2RVA Rail Project

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), in cooperation with the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), announced that the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Washington, D.C., to Richmond Southeast Higher Speed Rail Project, also known as DC2RVA, has been signed, completing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) study process and making the project eligible to receive additional federal funding to advance project planning.

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