January 2014 |
With new Governor Terry McAuliffe, several changes have been made in the Virginia transportation agencies’ leadership.
The new Secretary of Transportation is Aubrey Layne.
John Malbon was appointed to the Commonwealth Transportation Board and Charles… Continue reading
January 9, 2014 |
Well – it’s official. At least the paperwork.
Virginia 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
A November 24, 2013 column in the Roanoke (Virginia) Times points out statistics that RAIL Solution has pointed out before. The I-81 numbers for predicted increase in traffic that VDOT has been using in their “Six-Year Improvement Program” to… 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
The 2013 Commonwealth’s Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment has released its Draft Virginia Multimodal Freight Plan which is now available for review through November 15, 2013.
This is the Commonwealth’s strategy to improve goods movement on its highway,… Continue reading
Nov. 30, 2013
Last night I represented RAIL Solution at the Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) hosted public meeting for the Salem District. These hearings are held twice a year in the various VDOT operational districts… Continue reading
The Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) is hosting nine public meetings across the commonwealth for the public to discuss projects and programs in the CTB’s current Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) and provide comments for the development of the Fiscal… Continue reading
Oct. 14, 2013
Amtrak reports that Amtrak carried a record 31.6 million passengers in Fiscal Year 2013.
Danny Plaugher, executive director of Virginians for High Speed Rail, observed that “These great ridership numbers only prove the point that when given… Continue reading
On Wednesday evening, October 9, 2013, Virginia State Senator John Edwards, a long-time rail advocate, held another of his Town Hall Meetings to discuss passenger rail service to Roanoke. The session was held in the theater of the O.… Continue reading
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