Virginia on track for passenger rail cost analysis to extend service to New River Valley and Bristol

By David McGee, Bristol Herald Courier, The Roanoke Times; May 16, 2018

A state study to examine the potential cost of extending passenger rail service into Southwest Virginia remains on track.

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation is expected to begin the study during fiscal 2018-19 to assess other potential destinations west of Roanoke, including Bristol and the more heavily populated New River Valley, according to DRPT Director Jennifer Mitchell.

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