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Old 01-09-2011, 09:21 PM
Location: Roanoke VA
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Originally Posted by convextech View Post
It's not up to Amtrak...it's up to the local politicians to allow passenger rail in these towns.
The state plays a big part in the picture as well. I think the Federal govt is focusing too much on high speed rail when passenger rail is so important. Its nice to get somewhere faster but just to get there by rail should be a priority.
Northern Virginia counties created a Transportation Commission made up of different counties to get a commuter rail started, called the VRE(Va Railway Express). It is an exclusive commuter railroad from DC to NoVa suburbs.
They had to get various rights of way from railroads, Amtrak, etc but it has done o.k. I understand. The state of Va is just beginning to focus on passenger rail but the momentum is happening. Good luck!
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:36 AM
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This is Georgia. We're going to need all the luck we can get. ;-)
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