Capitol Hill Restoration Society

C100 Dismisses VA Tunnel Lawsuit

Posted on November 19th, 2015

The Committee of 100 on the Federal City has elected to dismiss its Virgina Avenue Tunnel lawsuit and to pursue its objective of alleviating commuter and passenger rail congestion through ongoing transportation planning processes. To do so, the Committee is currently actively engaged in development of the D.C. Rail Plan, DC’s Multi-Modal Transportation Plan (MoveDC), and the Federal and DC Elements of the Comprehensive Plans related to transportation.

The Committee of 100 brought suit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia just over a year ago claiming various violations of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and that NEPA approval of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel expansion failed to consider and assess security and safety issues, cumulative environmental impacts, and adverse impacts on commuter and passenger rail, including rail travel over shared lines and the Long Bridge. Since the onset of the litigation, new long range policy opportunities have surfaced that could result in achieving the goals of the lawsuit.

For Immediate Release November 18, 2015

Contact: Monte Edwards