State transportation officials announce completion of bypass designed to alleviate Richmond, Virginia’s Acca Yard bottleneck

By C. SUAREZ ROJAS, Richmond Times-Dispatch; March 5, 2019 Trains traveling between Richmond’s Staples Mill and Main Street stations will…

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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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Virginia: Driver acquitted in Charlottesville-area crash with Amtrak train carrying members of Congress

BY TYLER HAMMEL The Daily Progress, Richmond Times-Dispatch; February 28, 2019 ALBEMARLE — After more than five hours of deliberation…

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Roanoke, Virginia Amtrak stop shows most ridership growth in state

By Rachel Lucas, Weekend Anchor/Reporter, WSLS 10 NBC; February 14, 2019 ROANOKE – New ridership numbers cement the viability of…

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Amtrak announces schedule for second weekday train to leave Norfolk, Virginia

By Kimberly Pierceall, Staff Writer, The Virginian-Pilot; February 11, 2019 Following up on its earlier announcement that it would add…

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Norfolk Southern announces strategic plan targeting a 60 percent operating ratio at Investor and Financial Analyst Conference

A press release from Norfolk Southern Corporation; February 11, 2019: NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 11, 2019 – Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:…

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Virginia transportation body intrigued by trucks-to-rail concept for Interstate 81

By Jeff Sturgeon, The Roanoke Times; January 24, 2019 A trucks-to-rail strategy to unsnarl Interstate 81 in Virginia fascinated several…

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Senators caution Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority against cyber threats in new rail cars

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 23, 2019 Four Democratic senators representing the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority‘s (WMATA) service area…

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New details for new Virginia service: Amtrak will begin additional service to Hampton Roads in March

By Staff, Williamsburg Yorktown Daily; January 21, 2019 Amtrak will debut a second train service in Hampton Roads on March…

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Amtrak adds a second daily roundtrip train to Norfolk, Virginia

By Staff, WVEC 13 ABC News Now; January 18, 2019 WASHINGTON — Amtrak is increasing its daily service between Norfolk,…

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12 Most Beautiful Train Stations in the United States

By Meredith Carey and Meg Reinhardt, Conde Nast Traveler; January 15, 2019 Click here to enjoy the 12 stunning photographs.

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Virginia: Newport News Transportation Center project has been in the design phase for nearly six years. Here’s why

By Julia Marsigliano, Williamsburg Yorktown Daily; January 3, 2019 NEWPORT NEWS — The Newport News Transportation Center was supposed be…

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Too fat to work for Norfolk Southern? Man sues railroad over rescinded job offer.

By Scott Daugherty, The Virginian-Pilot; December 28, 2018 With a job offer in hand earlier this year, Matthew Sturgill thought…

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Expanding Washington’s Long Bridge is key to region’s growing rail needs, officials say

By Luz Laso, The Washington Post; December 22, 2018 For more than a century, the Long Bridge has carried freight…

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Norfolk Southern will pay back Virginia, City of Norfolk for millions in incentives it received

By Kimberly Pierceall, Staff Writer, The Virginian-Pilot; December 20, 2018 NORFOLK Norfolk Southern says it will pay back the state…

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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, Norfolk may seek up to $4 million refund over broken promise as Norfolk Southern move to Atlanta advances

By Robert McCabe, Staff Writer, The Virginian-Pilot; December 6, 2018 NORFOLK Norfolk Southern Corp.’s plans to move its headquarters to…

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New DC-Virginia bridge plan would add more trains, bike paths over Potomac River

By Max Smith, WTOP; November 29, 2018 WASHINGTON — In a crucial step toward expanding train service for D.C.-area commuters…

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Mid-Atlantic region’s CEOs propose ambitious, costly plan to reduce traffic from Baltimore to Richmond

By Robert McCartney, Senior Regional Correspondent, The Washington Post; November 26, 2018 An alliance of the region’s top chief executives…

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Atlanta board vote on Norfolk Southern headquarters deal delayed

By Robert McCabe, Staff Writer, The Virginian-Pilot; November 16, 2018 NORFOLK There was a delay Friday in Atlanta as the…

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On the Eastern Shore: In Accomack, what’s the future for railroad industry?

By Carol Vaughn, Salisbury Daily Times, delmarvanow.com; November 14, 2018 What will become of the railroad on the Eastern Shore…

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