A long-needed overhaul of the biggest bottleneck slowing down trains traveling between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., could finally get the financing it needs to move forward as part of the $2 trillion infrastructure plan unveiled by President Joe Biden on Wednesday. For years transit advocates have pushed for a replacement of the 148-year-old Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel located between Penn Station and the West Baltimore MARC Station. The 1.4-mile B&P Tunnel is structurally deficient and creates a “chokepoint” on Amtrak’s busy Northeast Corridor by forcing trains to drop their speeds to just 30 miles per hour.
Biden’s infrastructure plan could finally address rail bottleneck between D.C., Baltimore
April 2, 2021