Reports Available Online


Tier I Final Environmental Impact Statement
(August 2012)
The Richmond/Hampton Roads Tier I Final EIS incorporates by reference relevant sections and appendices from the Tier I Draft EIS. As such, the Richmond/Hampton Roads Tier I Draft EIS will remain available on this site.

Signature Page (34 kb)
Executive Summary (860 kb)
Table of Contents (32kb)
Cover (997kb)
Chapter 1-2 (2.8mb)
Chapter 3 (4.2mb)
Chapter 4-7 (201kb)
Appendix F: NOA – Public Hearing Material 1 (3mb)
Appendix F: NOA – Public Hearing Material 2 (10.3mb)
Appendix F – Public Hearing Transcripts (180kb)
Tier I FEIS Appendix F – Comments-Responses.pdf (3mb)

Tier I Draft Environmental Impact Statements
(December 2009)
The Tier I Draft EIS provides an overview and comparison of the alternatives under consideration in the study, with information on the cost, ridership, environmental impacts and infrastructure improvements associated with each option.

Signature Page (580kb)
Executive Summary (2.4 MB)
Table of Contents (40kb)
Chapter 1: Purpose and Need (1.1 MB)
Chapter 2: Alternatives Considered (2.4 MB)
Chapter 3: Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences (11.7 MB)
Chapter 4: Costs and Funding (104kb)
Chapter 5: Secondary and Cumulative Effects (60kb)
Chapter 6: Comparisons of Alternatives (168kb)
Chapter 7: Public Involvement (137kb)
Appendix A: Notice of Intent (108kb)
Appendix B: Agency Correspondence (1.1 MB)
Appendix C: Historic Resources (5.7 MB)
Appendix D: Federal Consistency Determination (60kb)
Appendix E: Hazardous Materials (660kb)
Appendix F: Public Involvement (1 MB)
Appendix G: Travel Forecasting Methodology (252kb)
Appendix H: Glossary (48kb)
Appendix I: List of Acroynms (40kb)
Appendix J: List of Preparers (28kb)
Appendix K: References (40kb)

Travel Demand Methodology and Results Report
(May 2009; File in PDF format; 1MB)
The following report describes the corridor study area; travel market analysis and estimates, including the data collection process; socio-economic data and forecasts; the travel demand model, including key assumptions and inputs to the model; and a summary of the ridership and revenue forecasts for future passenger rail alternatives.
Engineering Feasibility Analysis Technical Memorandum
(November 2005)
The findings of the Project team’s Engineering Analysis of the most viable routes and alternatives as described in the Alternatives Development Report have been summarized in this report. The report outlines an initial broad range of corridor wide and site-specific improvements that would allow the Richmond/Hampton Roads Corridor to provide enhanced intercity passenger and freight train services.

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Table of Contents: (40KB)
Section 1: Introduction (36K)
Section 2: Background (392 KB)
Section 3: Assessment of Alternative Rail Corridors (1,551 KB)
Section 4: Projection of Future Traffic and Capacity Requirements (60 KB)
Section 5: Recommended Improvements (3,334 KB)
Section 6: Testing of Improvements (32KB)
Appendix A: Cost Estimate Summary by Alternative Corridor-wide and Site-specific 2025 Requirements (68 KB)
Appendix B: Additional Estimates – 79 mph and Separate 110 mph Track (388 KB)
Final Alternatives Development Report
(November 2005; File in PDF format; 8 MB)
Comments from the public and the project’s Technical Working Group contributed to the report that brought the most viable alternatives to the forefront. Each alternative includes daily round trips between Richmond and Hampton Roads, as well as reduced travel time.
Final Purpose and Need Statement
(April 2005; File in PDF format; 596 KB)
The Purpose & Need statement clearly identifies the problem to be solved by the proposed project (action) and the elements that contribute to the problem that must be addressed by the proposed solutions. It lays out why the proposed action, with its inherent costs and environmental impacts, is being pursued. It forms the basis against which the project alternatives are evaluated.
Final Scoping Report
(July 2004; File in PDF format. 528 KB)
This scoping report outlines the scoping purpose and process, describes the project development process, outlines the public involvement plan, describes the attributes of the corridor being evaluated, and summarizes the public and agency response to the proposition of passenger rail within the corridor.