Study Goals and Objectives

GHX Study Goals:

  • Identify extension alignment, station locations and service plan to improve overall Manassas Line service and attract new riders.
  • Build consensus around an implementable and cost-effective solution.
  • Help Norfolk Southern make an informed decision about joint use of corridor.
  • Advance the VRE extension in coordination with I-66 and other planned regional and state improvements.

GHX Study Strategic Objectives:

  • Develop consensus around the preferred alternative
  • Identify track and right-of-way needs
  • Accommodates current and future freight volumes
  • Develop a viable funding plan for the project
  • Achieve NEPA clearance
  • Advance preliminary engineering design