Historic Studies done by Reebie Associates in 2003 on I-81/I-95 corridor
A draft report and Powerpoint presentation on a marketing study done in 2003 on the I-81 and I-95 corridor are now available in the Resources Section of this website.… Continue reading
Outreach V – A Postscript on Status of the Rail Industry
(Note that Outreach IV was written several weeks ago, but only published on this website today
A few weeks ago I wrote about the current State of the Rail… Continue reading
Last month I discussed electrification, a key component of our Steel Interstate advocacy. Today I want to talk about intermodal rail traffic and how that fits in. Just recently intermodal made headlines because for the first time the U.S. Class… Continue reading
Inland ports needed to increase the use of rail in the Norfolk Southern Crescent Corridor Valley Route in TN and VA
Nationally, more inland ports (terminals) are needed to extend the use of rail, reduce the number of trucks on… Continue reading
Lynchburg 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 Foster (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
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