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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

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

It appears that Rep. Duncan (R-TN), chair of the House Panel on Freight Transportation, agrees that it is the goal of almost everyone in transportation to emphasize rail and water transportation “a bit more,”  as reported by the DC.… Continue reading

CapDomeThe Freight Panel of the House of Representatives is having its next hearing Friday, July 26 in New York City.

We have not heard if there will be any more hearings.

 

 

 

 

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May 13, 2013

US Capitol BuildingRAIL Solution submitted testimony to the House of Representatives special Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation headed by Congressman John Duncan (R-TN 2nd) to promote the Steel Interstate concept as an essential part of the… Continue reading

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