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<ul><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 1/25</p><p>Welcome to theVirginia Avenue Tunnel</p><p>Environmental Assessment and</p><p>Section 106 Public Scoping Meeting</p><p>Project representatives are on hand to receivecomments and answer questions.</p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 2/25</p><p> The purpose of this meeting is to gather early public input into the scope ofthe Virginia Avenue Tunnel projects environmental assessment (EA), potentialalternatives, and areas of concern regarding the project.</p><p> This evenings meeting is an Open House format, during which you will be able totalk directly with members of the project team.</p><p> Although we will be glad to answer any questions you might have, we will onlyknow your thoughts and ideas if you fill out a comment form, speak to the courtreporter stationed at this meeting, email us, or visit and leave comments at ourproject website.</p><p> We thank you for your participation in this process.</p><p>DDOT is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits ofits projects, programs, and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, or gender, as provided by Title VI of</p><p>the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or on the basis of disability as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act.</p><p>Tonights Meeting</p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 3/25</p><p>Purpose and Need</p><p>FHWA actions associated with</p><p>this project would occur duringconstruction and include potentialclosure of the I-295 on-ramp at 8thStreet SE and potential temporaryuse of air rights under I-295/11thStreet Bridge.</p><p>CSX is proposing this project to</p><p>address: Tunnel Deficiencies</p><p> Future Freight Demand</p><p> Capacity Limits</p><p>I-295/11th Street Bridge I-295 On-Ramp at 8th Street SE</p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 4/25</p><p>What is the Virginia Avenue Tunnel?</p><p> Originally constructed between 1872 and 1904</p><p> Approximately 4,000 feet long</p><p> Located beneath eastbound Virginia Avenue SE between 2nd and11th Streets</p><p> Major chokepoint</p><p> Single track tunnel</p><p> Insufficient vertical clearance to operate double-stack intermodalcontainer freight trains</p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 5/25</p><p>Where is the Virginia Avenue Tunnel?</p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 6/25</p><p>West Portal at 2nd Street SE (Existing Conditions)</p><p>East Portal at 11th Street SE (Existing Conditions)</p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 7/25</p><p>Section 106 of the NationalHistoric Preservation Act</p><p>Section 106 of the National Historic PreservationAct as amended requires consultation with the</p><p>State Historic Preservation Officer and other</p><p>interested parties for any federal undertaking.An assessment of effect on historic properties</p><p>will be conducted and disclosed in the projectsEnvironmental Assessment.</p><p>Interested parties are invited to participate.</p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 8/25</p><p>Final Decision Document</p><p>NEPA Environmental Assessment Process</p><p>Initiate Project</p><p>Public Scoping</p><p>Purpose and Need</p><p>Alternatives Development</p><p>Historic Properties (Section 106) Evaluation</p><p>Public Review/Public Hearing</p><p>Environmental Assessment</p><p>We Are Here</p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 9/25</p><p>Environmental Issues</p><p>What we heard from previous public outreach:</p><p> Access to interstate</p><p> Air quality</p><p> Claims</p><p> Emergency Vehicle Access</p><p> Hours of Construction Noise and Vibration</p><p> Parking</p><p> Pedestrian/Bicycle Access</p><p> Public TransportationAccess</p><p> Safety and Security</p><p>Storm Water Drainage Traffic</p><p> Utility Service</p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 10/25</p><p>MILESTONE DATEPublic Meeting 1 September 14, 2011</p><p>Public Meeting 2 Fall 2011</p><p>Environmental Assessment Spring 2012</p><p>Public Meeting 3 Spring 2012</p><p>Final Decision Document Summer 2012</p><p>Project Schedule</p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 11/25</p><p>About The Virginia Avenue Tunnel Project</p><p> The Virginia Avenue Tunnel Project is a 107year-old tunnel that has been identified asone of the most significant bottlenecks onthe East Coast in the last two Mid AtlanticRail Operations Planning Studies. The tunnelhas been in operation for over a century and</p><p>must be modernized to help meet 21st centurytransportation needs.</p><p> This tunnel is part of the National Gateway,an $842 million multistate public-privateinfrastructure initiative that plans to upgradetracks, equipment and facilities, and provide</p><p>clearance for doublestack intermodal trains.</p><p>National Gateway Project</p><p>Existing Doublestack Clearance Routes</p><p>ChicagoNew York</p><p>Boston</p><p>St. Louis</p><p>Memphis</p><p>New Orleans</p><p>Baltimore</p><p>Wilmington</p><p>Hampton Roads</p><p>TampaTampa</p><p>Pittsburgh</p><p>ChicagoNew York</p><p>Boston</p><p>St. Louis</p><p>Memphis</p><p>New Orleans</p><p>Baltimore</p><p>Wilmington</p><p>Hampton Roads</p><p>Pittsburgh</p><p>CharlotteCharlotte</p><p>NW OhioNW Ohio</p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 12/25</p><p>The Challenge in the Washington Region</p><p>Figures according to the Federal Railroad Administration and theUS Census Bureau. 2025 population projection based on growthrate between 2000 and 2010.</p><p>4.80 5.587.00</p><p>DC Metro Area Population</p><p>(millions)</p><p>2000 2010 2025</p><p>40TONSAnnual freight</p><p>demand perperson</p><p>Pollution</p><p>Road &amp; Rail Congestion</p><p>Logistics Cost</p><p>57MILLIONMORETONSAnnual regional freightdemand increase</p><p>from 20102025</p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 13/25</p><p>Freight: Modal GreenhouseGas Comparisons</p><p>Ton of Greenhouse Gas Emissions(per million ton-miles)</p><p>100</p><p>90</p><p>80</p><p>70</p><p>60</p><p>50</p><p>40</p><p>30</p><p>20</p><p>10</p><p>0</p><p>71.61</p><p>26.88</p><p>TRUCK RAIL</p><p> A train can move a ton of freight nearly500 miles on a single gallon of fuel.</p><p> On average, railroads are three or moretimes more fuel-efficient than alternativesand with constant innovation freight railbecomes more efficient every day.</p><p> The EPA estimates that moving freightby rail emits three times less nitrogenoxide and particulates per ton-mile thanhighway transportation</p><p> Shifting 10 percent of long-haul freightfrom the highway to the railroad would</p><p>reduce annual greenhouse gas emissionsby more than 12 million tons.</p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 14/25</p><p> Double-stack trains carry twocontainers on top of one another on asingle car. In this manner a double-stacktrain can transport up to twice theamount of freight as a single-stack trainof equal length.</p><p> Encouraging use of double-stack trainswill result in fewer highway milestraveled, faster connecting service,and lower overall transportation costs-savings that will alleviate pressure onour highways and lower the cost ofdoing business in the region.</p><p>What is Double-Stack?</p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 15/25</p><p> Intermodal transportationemploys multiple modesof transportation to movefreight in a containeror vehicle, without anyhandling of the freight itselfwhen changing modes.</p><p> Intermodal transportationallows shippers tocombine the long-haulefficiencies of rail withthe flexibility of short-haul trucks to achievecost-effective, efficient</p><p>and reliable freighttransportation.</p><p>What is Intermodal?</p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 16/25</p><p>How to provide comments:</p><p>Fill out a comment form available at this meeting</p><p>Speak to the court reporter stationed at this meeting</p><p>E-mail contact@virginiaavenuetunnel.com</p><p>Visit www.VirginiaAvenueTunnel.com</p><p>How to Provide Comments</p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 17/25</p><p>Welcome</p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 18/25</p><p>Project</p><p>Overview </p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 19/25</p><p>NEPA</p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 20/25</p><p>CSX</p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 21/25</p><p>Comments</p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 22/25</p><p>ConceptAlternativeSuggestions</p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 23/25</p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 24/25</p></li><li><p>8/4/2019 CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Public Meeting placards</p><p> 25/25</p></li></ul>