Summer Travel Season Underway, Passenger Rail Ridership in Virginia Soars

A press release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; July 10, 2019: ~ More affordable tickets, improved…

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Virginia transportation board OKs rail funding

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 1, 2019 Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) last month approved fiscal-year 2020 budgets for the…

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Danny Plaugher column: Virginia is leading on passenger rail. It needs Congress’ help.

By Danny Plaugher, Richmond Times-Dispatch; June 29, 2019 While Indiana (Hoosier service) and Pennsylvania (Keystone and Pennsylvanian services) are cutting…

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Amtrak promises Wi-Fi fixes in Virginia

By Max Smith, WTOP; June 20, 2019 Amtrak is promising better Wi-Fi service in Virginia as ridership in the state…

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Our View: Despite recent setbacks, Virginia passenger rail expansion still needs to be pushed

By The Editorial Board, BRISTOL HERALD COURIER; May 3, 2019 Will Abingdon and Bristol ever see passenger rail service again?…

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Washington’s Long Bridge project impacting Amtrak expansion in Virginia

By DAVID MCGEE, BRISTOL HERALD COURIER; April 27, 2019 ABINGDON, Va. — A significant railroad bridge project in Arlington will…

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Virginia: Norfolk Southern delay sidetracks New River Valley’s Amtrak plan

By Yann Ranaivoyann, The Roanoke Times; December 9, 2018 CHRISTIANSBURG — A $350,000 study that intends to determine what improvements…

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Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution adds Amtrak as statewide engagement sponsor

A press release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; August 29, 2018: JAMESTOWN, Va. – Today, the…

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Roanoke, Virginia Amtrak Ridership Encouraging for Bedford Stop

Commentary From TheRoanokeStar.com; August 2, 2018 Having passed the six-month milestone since Amtrak ridership to and from the Roanoke Station…

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Virginia on track for passenger rail cost analysis to extend service to New River Valley and Bristol

By David McGee, Bristol Herald Courier, The Roanoke Times; May 16, 2018 A state study to examine the potential cost…

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Bikes on train service available from Richmond, Virginia’s Main Street Station

By Alix Bryan, WTVR CBS 6; May 15, 2018 RICHMOND, Va. — Cyclists interested in exploring both ends of the…

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More Amtrak and VRE service recommended in Virginia

By Max Smith, WTOP; May 15, 2018 WASHINGTON — A plan to significantly increase the number of Amtrak trains between…

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Thelma Drake next Federal Transit Administrator

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; February 14, 2018 The White House announced late on Feb. 13 that…

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First phase of Amtrak parking lot expansion finished at Staples Mill station in Richmond, Virginia

BY ROBERT ZULLO, Richmond Times-Dispatch; January 16, 2018 The first phase of work to expand the cramped parking lot at…

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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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Amtrak in Norfolk, Virginia Marks Five-Year Anniversary

A press release from Amtrak; December 11, 2017: Ridership increasing for route and station WASHINGTON – Amtrak celebrates five years…

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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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Richmond, Virginia: A Tale of Two Tracks

By Sarah King, Richmond Magazine; October 11, 2017 Area residents expressed a mix of support for, and reservations about, the…

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