Raleigh High Speed Rail Status Update

Post date: Jan 18, 2011 3:25:33 AM

Shane Trahan, Railroad CAC Chair, contacted the NCDOT Rail Division regarding the progress of the High Speed Rail decision and as of yet they are still evaluating the alternatives. The expected recommendations were expected late 2010 early 2011 but they are still going through comments and data to come with a completed recommendation report. This will likely be released by spring. In addition to this, it looks like the State has been working feverishly to firm up the Charlotte/Raleigh route which has backing from Washington but the Raleigh to Richmond route has yet to win approval from the Obama administration.

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