High speed rail from Raleigh to D.C.? It could happen. Right now, citizens are able to comment on the Tier II Environmental Impact Statement for the Southeast High Speed Rail Project (SEHSR). See the information below about the upcoming Virginia-North Carolina High Speed Rail Compact meeting on July 12, 2010 from 12:00-2:00 pm.
NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA HIGH SPEED RAIL COMPACT MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 12
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) will hold the inaugural meeting of the Virginia-North Carolina High Speed Rail Compact on July 12 from noon to 2 p.m. The meeting will be held in room 150 of the NCDOT headquarters at 1 S. Wilmington St.
At this public meeting the members of the compact will be sworn in, officers will be elected and procedures to conduct business will be adopted. The meeting also will provide an opportunity for the compact to discuss strategies to advance multi-state high speed rail initiatives.
The Virginia-North Carolina High Speed Rail Compact was authorized by the U.S. Congress and established through legislation enacted by the Virginia and North Carolina general assemblies.
The primary multi-state high speed rail initiative underway currently between North Carolina and Virginia is development of the Southeast High Speed Rail Project. Public comments are currently being accepted on the Tier II Environmental Impact Statement for this initiative at www.sehsr.org.