Overview of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)
The Environmental Impact Statement is the primary planning document VDOT must use to determine what, if any, transportation improvements should be made in the I-81 Corridor.
RAIL Solution responds to the Tier 1 DEIS
Here's a of the RAIL Solution Response to VDOT's proposed changes. You can also download the complete version in PDF form.
Why the DEIS should be of concern to:
- Historic Sites
- Railroad Enthusiasts
- Healthcare Professionals (coming soon)
Curious about how the EIS process works?
Check out this overview of the .
Public Hearings on the DEIS were held at six locations along I-81, from April 11-19. For info on where they took place see . To read about what happened at the meetings, checkout these editorials & news stories from local newspapers.
It's not too late to let VDOT know your opinion about the I-81 proposal:
There's still time to add your comments to the record at VDOT. The deadline for public comment is April 29, 2006. Make your comments online to VDOT at: I-81 Corridor website. Or Email: Christopher Collins, VDOT I-81 Project Study Manager at: cg.collins@VirginiaDOT.org
Or send a letter to:
Christopher Collins, Project Study Manager
Va. Dept. of Transportation
1401 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Finally, let Governor Kaine know what you think.
Virginia's new governor could make rail a reality for I-81.
Download our handbill for a brief overview of RAIL Solutions' views on the I-81 expansion plans and our suggestions for the future of I-81.