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The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will host a hearing on Dec. 12 to solicit public comments on the proposed construction of a new passenger locomotive and rail-car maintenance facility in Charlotte.The facility would replace the existing maintenance shop next to a Norfolk Southern Railway yard, NCDOT officials said in a website post. The new shop would service an increasing number of conventional passenger trains and support the Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor, they said. The facility would feature an enclosure for major maintenance operations; fuel pad and onsite fuel tank; additional space for spare parts and equipment storage; an enclosed train wash facility; and train crew base for as many as 20 crew members.