Richmond, Virginia Editorial: High-speed hopes

By Chris Gentilviso, Richmond Times-Dispatch; October 21, 2019 During weekday rush hours, as well as weekends, dozens of cars and…

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Winchester & Western Railroad sold for $105 million

By JOSH JANNEY, The Winchester Star; October 14, 2019 WINCHESTER — Affiliates from Denver-based OmniTRAX Inc. and the Broe Group…

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Hampton Roads Transit to study Norfolk, Virginia light-rail expansion

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 8, 2019 Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) has begun evaluating the possibility of adding high-capacity transit…

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Railroad’s rusting Potomac River span facing overhaul – and maybe more

By Dan Novack, Captial News Service, The Southern Maryland Chronicle; October 6, 2019 WASHINGTON – Of the eight bridges connecting…

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Virginia: Officials encourage push for passenger rail service in Montgomery County

By Yann Ranaivo, The Roanoke Times; October 3, 2019 CHRISTIANSBURG — State transportation officials joined a handful of local and…

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October is Passenger Rail Month in Virginia

A press release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; October 1, 2019 Commonwealth celebrates a decade of…

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FreightCar America will close Roanoke, Virginia plant and open a new one in Mexico

By David C. Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; October 1, 2019 The Roanoke Times is reporting that FreightCar American plans…

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Norfolk Southern might owe millions for alleged contract breach

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; September 24, 2019 Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) could be forced to pay millions of dollars…

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Opinion/Editorial: Ambitious rail plan would benefit Charlottesville, Virginia

By The Editorial Board, The Daily Progress; September 21, 2019 Charlottesville Amtrak riders will be interested in this: An east-west…

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Virginia: More Amtrak trains are coming to Hampton Roads, but not any time soon

By Julia Marsigliano, WYDaily; September 19, 2019 The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation’s DC2RVA Rail Project aims to…

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Commonwealth commemorates 10 years of Virginia-sponsored passenger rail service

A press release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; September 18, 2019: Expanding passenger rail has improved…

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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…

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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 Receives Green Light From Federal Railroad Administration to Advance the DC2RVA Rail Project

A press release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation; September 10, 2019: Richmond – The Federal Railroad…

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Editorial: Roanoke, Virginia shouldn’t be sentimental about Norfolk Southern; it’s not sentimental about us

By The Editorial Board, The Roanoke Times; September 6, 2019 Norfolk Southern has furloughed 130 employees in Roanoke and one…

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Federal Railroad Administration releases draft environmental documents for Long Bridge project in Virginia

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 6, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation…

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Railroad on Virginia’s Eastern Shore: next steps include sale of yard

By Carol Vaughn, Salisbury Daily Times; August 22, 2019 Railroad operators on Virginia’s Eastern Shore are moving forward with plans for…

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Alvin “Pete” Carpenter: 1942-2019: Led CSX through a pivotal time of change and onto a solid financial track

By Sandy Strickland, The Florida Times-Union; August 23, 2019 Alvin “Pete” Carpenter, who rose from railroad brakeman to the president…

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Metro Reasons: Virginia Railway Express plans to revamp the Alexandria station without a new pedestrian tunnel

By Stephen Repetski (Editorial Board Alum), Greater Greater Washington; August 5, 2019 The Virginia Railway Express’s plan to add a…

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Washington, D.C.: MARC, VRE say on-time performance has dropped, cite increase in CSX trains as one factor

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; July 27, 2019 An increase in CSX freight trains operating in the Washington region…

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Cornershot: Despite no trespassing sign, Roanoke, Virginia Amtrak platform open to those escorting ticketed passengers

By Jeff Sturgeon, The Roanoke Times; July 28, 2019 Amtrak users might be forgiven for pausing to study a no-trespassing…

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Opinion: Rail is critical to moving Northern Virginia forward

By Danny Plaugher and Scott Surovell, The Washington Post; July 25, 2019 You don’t have to sit in traffic on…

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Rail car maker FreightCar to close Roanoke, Virginia factory and eliminate 200 jobs

By Jeff Sturgeon, The Roanoke Times, Richmond Times-Dispatch; July 22, 2019 Two hundred people will be rendered jobless with the…

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Cleanup crews in Southeastern Virginia making progress after Great Dismal Swamp train derailment

By Saleen Martin, Staff Writer, The Virginian-Pilot; July 16, 2019 Cleanup crews in the Great Dismal Swamp are making progress…

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