News Wire: FRA chooses route for new NEC Baltimore tunnel

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Thursday, April 06, 2017 10:19 AM

BALTIMORE — For Amtrak passengers in Baltimore, the Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel is like a jump back to medieval times. The train slows, tunnel walls close in, and take on the appearance of a dungeon, illuminated by occasional lights and brie...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/04/06-batlimore-tunnel

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Posted by Paul_D_North_Jr on Thursday, April 06, 2017 12:37 PM

The linked map shows only the existing tunnel - and that's all that's available at the Overview Map link at the FRA page - http://bptunnel.com (hardly reassuring !).  The recommendation for the new tunnel is Alternative 3B.  Go here instead for the "B&P Tunnel December 2016 PowerPoint Presentation":

http://bptunnel.com/images/PDFs/Dec2016-CommunityInfoMeetings/2016_12-8BPTCommunityMtgs.pdf  

from: http://bptunnel.com/index.php/public-involvement/meeting-materials  

- PDN.

(It'd be nice if someone else actually went and 'source-checked' these kind of things; mudchicken also knows how that goes . . . Sigh ). 

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, April 06, 2017 1:37 PM

Fact checking is so 'yesterday' in today's world.  Besides, what are facts in the world of alternative facts.

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Posted by Paul_D_North_Jr on Friday, April 14, 2017 1:23 PM

As of this past Tues. 11 Apr 2017 the link on the BPTunnel webpage - "View Selected Alternative" - was fixed to go to a more comprehensive map which shows the Selected Alternative 3B and the existing tunnel. (Yes, I contacted them about it.)  Here's a link directly to it: 

http://bptunnel.com/images/PDFs/ROD/ROD_Announcement_Map.pdf 

And here's the link to the main B&P Tunnel "Record Of Decision" page: 

http://bptunnel.com/ 

- PDN. 

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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Saturday, April 15, 2017 1:24 PM

What do we do with the old tunnel?

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