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Encyclopedia > Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor

Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor (SEHSR) is a passenger rail transportation project in the United States to connect with existing high speed rail corridor from Boston, Massachusetts to Washington, DC known as the Northeast Corridor (served by Amtrak's Acela Express and Regional services and many commuter railroads) and extend similar high speed passenger rail services south through Richmond and Petersburg in Virginia through Raleigh and Charlotte in North Carolina. Since first established in 1992, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has since extended the corridor to Atlanta and Macon, Georgia, Columbia, South Carolina, and Jacksonville, Florida. Boston is the capital of and the largest city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... For the agglomeration of metropolitan areas, see article on BosWash megalopolis The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is an electrified railway line with overhead wires running from Washington, DC to Boston, Massachusetts, passing through Baltimore, Maryland, Wilmington, Delaware, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New York, New York, New Haven, Connecticut and Providence, Rhode Island. ... Acela in West Windsor, NJ Acela, more properly Acela Express, is the name used by Amtrak for the high speed trains which run between Washington and Boston via New York and Philadelphia along the Northeast Corridor of the United States. ... Regional is Amtraks service between Newport News, Virginia and Boston, Massachusetts. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Public transport ... Richmond is the capital of the state of Virginia (officially the Commonwealth of Virginia) of the United States of America. ... Petersburg is an independent city located in Virginia. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... Downtown Raleigh as seen from US 401 on the southwest side. ... For other places or people named Charlotte, see Charlotte (disambiguation). ... State nickname: Tar Heel State Other U.S. States Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley Official languages English Area 139,509 km² (28th)  - Land 126,256 km²  - Water 13,227 km² (9. ... The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is a Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with transport. ... Downtown Atlanta skyline Atlanta is the capital and largest city of Georgia, a state of the United States of America. ... For other places called Macon, see Macon Macon is a city located in Bibb County, Georgia. ... Columbia, South Carolina Seen from across the Congaree River. ... The Jacksonville skyline and the Acosta Bridge. ...

Most funding to date has been by the USDOT and the states of North Carolina and Virginia. Both states already fund some non-high speed rail service operated for them by Amtrak, and own locomotives and passenger cars. Amtrak is the trademark name of an intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... Great Western Railway No. ...

The first large section of the SEHSR, from Washington, DC through Virginia and North Carolina south to Charlotte, is due to be in service in 2010. Other potential sections in Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida are under study. 2010 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: Palmetto State Other U.S. States Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford Official languages English Area 82,965 km² (40th)  - Land 78,051 km²  - Water 4,915 km² (6%) Population (2000)  - Population 4,012,012 (26th)  - Density 51. ... State nickname: Everglade State, Sunshine State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ...

Virginia is also studying 2 other projects with connecting sections. One is the Richmond-Hampton Roads corridor, from Richmond east to Hampton Roads. [1] (http://www.drpt.state.va.us/projects/current/hampton.aspx). Hampton Roads, Virginia 1858 Hampton Roads is the name of both a body of water and the land areas which surround it in southeastern Virginia in the United States. ...

Another project, knowns as Transdominion Express, would extend from Richmond west to Lynchburg and from Washington, DC (Alexandria) south via an existing Virginia Railway Express route to Manassas, extending on south to Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Roanoke and Bristol on the Tennessee border. [2] (http://www.drpt.state.va.us/downloads/files/bristolmap.gif) Lynchburg is an independent city located in the state of Virginia. ... Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Railway companies of the United States | Regional rail systems | Transportation in Virginia ... Manassas is an independent city located in the state of Virginia. ... Charlottesville is an independent city located within the confines of Albemarle County in the state of Virginia. ... panoramic view of Roanoke, Virginia from 1907 Roanoke (The Star City of the South) is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Bristol is an independent city located in Virginia, bounded by Washington County, Virginia and Sullivan County, Tennessee. ... State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Governor Phil Bredesen Official languages English Area 109,247 km² (36th)  - Land 106,846 km²  - Water 2,400 km² (2. ...

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Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor > Project Description (969 words)
High speed rail in the southeast will mean top speeds of 110 mph and average speeds between 85-87 mph.
A USDOT report on high speed rail identified the Southeast corridor as the most economically viable proposed high speed rail corridor in the country.
The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (VDRPT), the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop environmental documentation for the SEHSR in VA and NC.
Southeast Railroad Corridor - Home (503 words)
The purpose of the Southeast Rail Corridor project is to reduce congestion, improve efficiency of freight flow, and increase the reliability of passenger service between Washington, DC and Palm Beach, FL.
The Southeast Corridor extends from Washington, DC through Richmond, VA and Raleigh, NC, where it splits into two routes that rejoin at Savannah, GA. The Southeast Corridor extends south through Florida from Jacksonville through Orlando and Tampa to a junction with the TRI-RAIL commuter zone near West Palm Beach.
The Southeast Corridor is identical with the designated Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor (SEHSR) between Washington, Richmond, Raleigh, Columbia, Savannah, and Jacksonville.
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