The Long Bridge Feasibility and Environmental Studies
The Long Bridge across the Potomac River is a major railroad bottleneck for the Eastern Seaboard and is the primary constraint limiting VRE’s ability to operate more trains. The purpose of this project is to provide additional railroad capacity across the Potomac River.
VRE is currently collaborating with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), DRPT, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and CSXT, the bridge owner, on development activities to potentially expand the crossing.
The Request for Proposals (RFP) for Phase III, which is for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), will document and disclose potential impacts and benefits of expanding and/or replacing Long Bridge, and Notice to Proceed (NTP) is expected in January 2017. VRE will provide support to tasks related to environmental and engineering assessments along with service planning scenarios to create a strong foundation for the upcoming EIS effort.
Last updated: 12/29/2016