Push for shorter passenger train trips east from Roanoke, Virginia could make positive impact

By Tommy Lopez, Weekend Anchor/Reporter, WSLS 10 News NBC; September 16, 2019

There’s a new push to allow faster train travel “connecting the Blue Ridge to the beach,” a slogan now used by a group supporting passenger rail service expansion in the commonwealth.

A new report from the group Virginians for High Speed Rail argues for improvements to the existing tracks from Charlottesville to Richmond, which would open up a shorter route from Roanoke to Hampton Roads.

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