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Raleigh outlines concerns over high-speed rail

Posted August 12, 2008 2:43 p.m. EDT

— Raleigh officials have sent a letter to the state Department of Transportation outlining their concerns over a proposed high-speed rail corridor that would pass through the city.

The DOT is studying possible environmental impacts from the high-speed rail line, and city officials noted the corridor would include numerous crossings through downtown Raleigh.

They sent comments to DOT engineers noting downtown land use, utilities and the displacement of existing businesses as well as the safety and aesthetic impact of different crossings. They also proposed alternative alignments for the rail line.