Freight Rail

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

By David Foster – RAIL Solution Executive Director – April 14, 2014

  For years we have had a frustrating time in Virginia, the focus of much of our operations, combating a rigidly-entrenched highway-centric mentality among transportation planners at VDOT.… Continue reading

Remind Virginia transportation leaders:
We want rail freight improvements & passenger service!

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Holiday Inn Staunton Conference Center
152 Fairway Lane
Staunton, VA 24401

Representatives from the CTB, VDOT, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT),… Continue reading

David FosTruckster (our Executive Director) wrote an insightful letter to the Editor of the Roanoke (VA) Times on Friday, September 6, 2013, extolling the advantages of increased intermodal freight rail services to improve the often overcrowded highways in southwest… Continue reading

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)

Aug. 23, 2013

Apparently Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) would like to get more trucks off of Interstate I-81 and on to the parallel railroad.

Senator Warner was in Roanoke recently and, among other business Warner met… Continue reading

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