April 7, 2017
By: Kevin Rector
(The Baltimore Sun)The Federal Railroad Administration has determined the most environmentally friendly option for replacing the 144-year-old Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel under West Baltimore — which currently acts as a bottleneck for Amtrak and other commercial rail traffic along the economically vital Northeast Corridor — is boring four new single-track tunnels deep below the city, to the tune of $4.52 billion.
No funding source has been identified. Still, the conclusion of the three-year, federally funded engineering and environmental study — announced Friday — was a necessary step before any large-scale project to replace the Amtrak-owned tunnel could get underway, and pushes the proposed project one step closer to reality...
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