WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A high-speed rail line across the Delmarva Peninsula is among the proposals in a plan for improving rail service along the heavily traveled Northeast corridor.
The line would head south from Wilmington, through the Eastern Shore and across the Chesapeake, stopping in Annapolis before Washington. The line is one of 15 proposals in a report that doesn't examine the costs of the proposals. The Delmarva route, for example, would require a costly rail bridge or tunnel across the Chesapeake.
"It's too early to say if this is all wishful thinking," said Rebecca Reyes-Alicea, manager of the Northeast Corridor Project for the Federal Rail Administration. "The higher levels of service would certainly require greater commitment across the region in terms of investment."