Atlanta to Charlotte
Passenger Rail Corridor Investment Plan

As part of the Atlanta to Charlotte Passenger Rail Corridor Investment Plan (PRCIP), the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) are conducting a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the extension of the Southeast High Speed Rail (SEHSR) corridor from Charlotte, North Carolina to Atlanta, Georgia. The vision of the SEHSR Corridor is to develop an integrated passenger rail transportation solution for the Southeast, including proposed high-speed rail from Washington, DC through Richmond, VA and Charlotte and Raleigh, NC, and from Charlotte to Atlanta, Georgia.


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Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement

The Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for the proposed Atlanta to Charlotte Passenger Rail Corridor Investment Plan (the Project) is now available for public review. The Tier 1 DEIS has been published in the federal register as of September 20, 2019. The 45-day public and agency review and comment period occurred between September 20, 2019 and November 4, 2019 and is now closed. The purpose of the Tier 1 Draft EIS is to establish the Project’s Need and Purpose and evaluate the potential environmental impact of three Corridor Alternatives and a No-Build Alterative.

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Atlanta to Charlotte PRCIP Tier 1 EIS
Need and Purpose
Study Process
Corridor History


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Upcoming Meetings

Three Public Open House meetings will be held along the project corridor during the comment period. 


Atlanta to Charlotte Newsletter

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Please send your questions and comments to the following representatives:

GDOT Contact

Kaycee Mertz, AICP
Rail Planning Manager
Georgia Department of Transportation
Division of Intermodal
600 West Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30308


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