CSX has received reports from some nearby residents that they are experiencing elevated levels of vibration in their homes. While there are no indications that these vibrations present a safety risk to these residents or to anyone in the community, we take these reports very seriously and want to update you about what we are doing in response.
From the outset of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project, we have closely monitored construction vibration levels. Our monitoring system provides real-time alerts to construction managers, notifying them of any instances in which the federally-approved vibration parameters have been exceeded.
Upon receiving the reports from neighbors, we immediately began investigating whether train operations are causing vibration impacts. Our investigation is ongoing, and we will share information as it becomes available. In conducting our investigation, we will continue to work closely with the Federal Highway Administration and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation to address residents’ concerns.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We remain committed to ensuring the safety of residents and workers, limiting any impact to neighbors, and leaving a great neighborhood even better than we found it.