Virginia Association of Railway Patrons
Modern Transportation for the Virginias
Report on cross-state Virginia rail service
Virginians for High Speed Rail, the Southern Environmental Law Center, the Hampton Roads Chamber, Virginia21, and the Roanoke Regional Chamber have jointly released a report, Expanding Virginias Passenger Rail: Connecting the Blue Ridge to the Beach with the Commonwealth Corridor, that calls for cross-state rail passenger service connecting Roanoke, Charlottesville, Richmond, and the Hampton Roads area. The service would provide new mobility options for millions of Virginians.
FRA gives Virginia green signal for DC2RVA
The Federal Railroad Administration Record of Decision for portion of the Southeast Higher Speed Rail Project between Washington, DC, and Richmond, called DC2RVA, completes the Environmental Impact Statement process and make the project eligible to receive additional federal funding to advance project planning.
Long Bridge study complete
The study of capacity expansion for the Long Bridge between Washington, DC, and Arlington, VA, is complete and recommends a new bridge alongside the existing one to double capacity. All mainline trains between Washington and the SouthCSX freights, Amtrak, and Virginia Railway Expressuse this bridge.
MARC West Virginia service in danger
Negotiations are under way to preserve MARC service beyond Maryland to Martinsburg, WV. Rail Passengers Maryland are working to alert passengers. Please see that organizations website.
Help Bedford get passenger train service
The town of Bedford, Virginia, between Lynchburg and Roanoke, wants the Roanoke train (which began running
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