The N.C. Department of Transportation and Virginia Passenger Rail Authority were awarded federal grants to purchase a portion of the S-Line corridor and advance design for future rail passenger service. The completion of the review of environmental documents will allow NCDOT and Virginia Passenger Rail Authority to proceed with further corridor designs. Efforts are underway by NCDOT to return the S-Line back to a functioning passenger rail corridor.
The acquisition of right-of-way and construction are currently not funded, and schedules for these project activities have not been established.
The flowchart below currently shows the next steps of the project with tentative timelines for North Carolina and Virginia. Starting in early 2023, the project team will coordinate with community leaders along the corridor as a part of the screening effort.