Coalition Calls for East-West Passenger Rail Service in Virginia

By David Seidel, WVTF Radio IQ; September 10, 2019 A coalition of economic, environmental and transportation groups are calling for…

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Virginia won’t let anything derail its growing Amtrak service

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; September 10, 2019 This month marks a decade since Virginia debuted its…

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Virginia’s public rail strategy calls for funding private rail fixes

By Michael Laris, The Washington Post, LMTOnline.com; March 2, 2019 The addition of a new Amtrak train from Norfolk, Virginia,…

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Pulling out the stops for a Bedford, Virginia Amtrak stop

By Shannon Keith, The News & Advance; November 2, 2018 BEDFORD — A grassroots organization in Bedford and Franklin counties…

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Opinion/Commentary: Fueling the renaissance: Public policy and intercity passenger rail in Virginia

By Meredith Richards, The Daily Progress; August 12, 2018 Virginia has been a leader in a national revival of intercity…

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Roanoke, Virginia Amtrak ridership after 6 months: “Impressive”

By Evan Jones, WFIR Newstalk Radio; June 25, 2018 State transportation officials say Roanoke Amtrak ridership for the first six…

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Business leaders push for Amtrak to add stop in Bedford, Virginia

By Joan Tupponce, Virginia Business; January 2, 2018 Business groups and other organizations are trying to persuade the Virginia Department…

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Virginia: DRPT, Amtrak report more people taking the train

By News Staff, CBS 19 Newsplex NOW; November 16, 2017 RICHMOND, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — The Virginia Department of Rail…

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Virginia: Passenger Rail Expands Once Again

By The Editorial Board, The News & Advance; November 3, 2017 Twenty years ago, who would have thought we would…

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Virginia: Amtrak returns to Roanoke

By Jeff Sturgeon, The Roanoke Times; October 30, 2017 Amtrak brought back passenger rail Monday. A blue passenger train reached…

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Virginia: First Amtrak train leaves downtown Roanoke platform

By Erin Brookshier – Virginia Today Reporter, WSLS 10 News NBC; October 31, 2017 ROANOKE, Va. – The first Amtrak…

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Virginia: Forty Years In Coming: Amtrak Arrives in Roanoke on October 31st

By Gene Marrano, TheRoanokeStar.com; October 3, 2017 After an absence of almost 40 years passenger train service returns to downtown…

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Virginia: Amtrak to the New River Valley? State gives $350,000 for feasibility study

By Dominick Mastrangelo, The Roanoke Times; September 20, 2017 RADFORD — Thanks to a shot of financial stimulation from the…

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