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Outreach IV. State of the Rail Industry

Only a few short years ago, with surprising unanimity, analysts and commentators were acclaiming a “rail renaissance”.  Traffic volumes had recovered smartly from the 2008-09 recession.  Demand exceeded capacity, railroads could… Continue reading

The best of two worlds? Perhaps.
With Amtrak coming back to Roanoke, blending access to the public bus and train seems to make a lot of sense.


Fort Wayne Transportation Center – Wendel WD Architecture.

Now to work out the… Continue reading

Lynchburg, VA train derailmentLynchburg Train Derailment – April 30, 2014

Wednesday’s train derailment is the 6th derailment in the last year in the US and Canada involving a tanker carrying crude oil.

This is not a new problem, but one that is fraught… Continue reading

Feb. 7. 2014 |

New electric Amtrak locomotivesU.S Vice President Joe Biden visited 30th Street Station in Philadelphia Thursday to unveil Amtrak’s new Cities Sprinter electric engine, which will power trains along the Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington beginning Friday.

The… Continue reading

January 9, 2014 |

Well – it’s official. At least the paperwork.

Capitol BuildingVirginia Governor Bob McDonnell signed an agreement with Norfolk Southern for making infrastructure improvements necessary to extend Amtrak passenger rail service from Lynchburg to Roanoke. So far, so… Continue reading

November 16, 2013 |

RAIL Solution announces record gift at annual meeting

  The late Professor Richard Rusk of Blacksburg, VA, a life-long champion of energy efficiency and other environmental causes, has named RAIL Solution in his will as a… Continue reading

On Saturday, November 16th, RAIL Solution will convene its 2013 Annual Meeting at 10:00 am in the Roanoke Higher Education Center in downtown Roanoke, VA. A light lunch will follow the meeting.

We welcome all rail supporters to join… Continue reading

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