WIT Press


Washington, D.C./Richmond Rail Corridor: Community Development Strategies

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040091

Volume

75

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

2,586 kb

Author(s)

W. Boeschenstein, M. Gulak & G. Okerlund

Abstract

This project proposes improved passenger rail service between Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Virginia, extending the existing high-speed rail route from Boston further south along the eastern seaboard of the US. Within the 110-milelong corridor in Virginia, existing land uses range from metropolitan centres and suburbs to rural communities, agricultural areas, and wetlands. For this corridor, the project analyzed access patterns, population densities, recreation resources, cultural assets, visual qualities, and environmentally sensitive areas. It identified those areas that should be protected and those that could accommodate development. Based on these analyses, the report recommended fourteen station sites that

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