- Report Published -
|Richmond Rail Study|
|Department of Rail and Public Transportation|
|Appropriation Act - Item 556 D (Regular Session, 1993)|
| Item 556 D of Chapter 994, 1993 Virginia Acts of Assembly states that:|
"The Secretary of Transportation in conjunction with the Department of Rail and Public Transportation and the Department of Transportation shall perform a study of the rail freight and passenger demands of the corridor between Washington, D.C. and the Richmond area. The study shall include an assessment of the existing conditions, capacities, and improvements needed. The study will also include a preliminary engineering feasibility analysis of the corridor between Richmond and the Tidewater area. The study shall be completed by January, 1995."
The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) hired a consulting firm lead by URS Consultants, Inc. to perform this study. The purpose of this study was to:
1. Assess current conditions
2. Forecast travel demand
3. Develop a system of improvements.
4. Summarize six previous efforts:
a. A Preliminary Engineering assessment of the Washington to Richmond rail corridor.
b. A Preliminary Engineering assessment of the Richmond to Hampton Roads corridor.
c. Simulation of corridor rail operations utilizing a computer mode.
d. Planning for the Richmond Multimodal Center at Main Street Station.
e. An analysis of land use development strategies.
f. A preliminary investigation of environmental considerations.