Public Project Involvement
DCNRHS is often involved formally in public projects of rail related historical interest in the Washington, DC area. We are often consulted on the historical aspects of projects by government or private entities.
Some of our involvement is tied to what is known as Section 106 Activities. This refers to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) requires Federal agencies to take into account the effects of their undertakings on historic properties, and afford the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation a reasonable opportunity to comment. The historic preservation review process mandated by Section 106 is outlined in regulations issued by ACHP. Revised regulations, “Protection of Historic Properties” (36 CFR Part 800), became effective August 5, 2004.
Currently DCNRHS is involved in the following DC Area projects:
- Long Bridge Replacement Project – http://www.longbridgeproject.com/
- Union Station Expansion – https://www.usrcdc.com/projects/station-expansion-project/
- Union Station Main Hall Renovations – https://www.usrcdc.com/projects/active/main-hall-granite-masonry-restoration-project/
- Virginia Avenue Tunnel Project – https://www.csx.com/index.cfm/about-us/projects-and-partnerships/virginia-avenue-tunnel/
- Amtrak Eckington Yard Power Plant Demolition Proposal – (not currently an active project)