The Obama administration will weigh 15 alternatives for improved passenger rail service between Boston and Washington, ranging from modest upgrades to a new high-speed Northeast Corridor that would allow trips between Philadelphia and New York City in about 40 minutes.
The 15 “preliminary alternatives” were unveiled Tuesday by the Federal Railroad Administration.
The FRA plans to come up with a single “preferred alternative” by mid-2015, complete with cost estimates and possible construction schedules.
The goal is to lay out a feasible plan for investing in the nation’s busiest rail corridor through 2040, with proposals for updated equipment, more trains, new stations and possible new routes.
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