Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Union Station Expansion Project 2020 Update

Posted on October 2nd, 2020

Comments on the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) draft environmental impact statement have been submitted.

Rail traffic in the Northeast Corridor is projected to increase by 2040.  To meet the need, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) plans to expand Union Station by reconfiguring the station tracks, adding a new train hall, bus facilities, and parking facilities; new concourses and rail support spaces; pedestrian and bicycle access improvements; and improved pick-up/drop-off areas for vehicles.  FRA has issued a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS)  [DEIS Executive Summary 06-2020] and  CHRS and others have filed comments:

CHRS Response to DEIS 09-25-2020

Mayor Bowser’s Comments on DEIS 9-28-2020

CM AllenComments on DEIS 09-28-2020

Committee of 100 Comments on DEIS 09-28-2020

Akridge Development Comments on DEIS 09-2020

FRA resolution re: DEIS, Adverse Effects 09-28-2020

ANC 6C DEIS Comments 09-22-2020     ANC 6C Section-106 Letter to FRA 09-22-2020

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