The first meeting of the DC2RVA Ashland/Hanover County Area Community Advisory Committee will be held on May 22 in the Board of Supervisors meeting room in the Administration Building at Hanover Courthouse. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.
Through the DC2RVA alternatives development process and related community meetings, DRPT recognized the unique nature of the Town of Ashland and Hanover County, and that many of the alternatives for greater rail capacity in this area generated community concerns. As a result, DRPT recommended to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), a community-based effort to supplement DC2RVA public involvement activities and help inform DRPT’s recommendation for a preferred alternative that provides the required rail capacity through the Ashland/Hanover area.
The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) will take a more intensive look at all previous options. The CAC could also identify potential new options to meet the purpose and need of the DC2RVA project, while minimizing or avoiding any potential impacts of those options.