C100 Press Release: “CSX Tunnel Draft EIS Is Wrong and Must be Revised”


“In comments to DDOT and the Federal Highway Administration, Monte Edwards, Vice Chair of the Committee of 100, called for a Revised Environmental Impact Statement on the CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel citing three major problems.  “The Draft Environmental Impact Statement, prepared by a consultant and issued by the District Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, should be substantially revised because it is incomplete, contains false statements and is biased in favor of the proposed multiyear, open trench continued-freight-traffic project, ignoring existing low-impact alternative rail routes,” said Edwards. ”

Click here (Press Release CSX_C100_State3-4-14) to read the full PDF press release explaining these three major problems regarding shared tracking, alternative routes, and the project’s negative affect on passenger rail.