Passenger rail is on its way to the New River Valley, but making sure all the pieces are in place at the right time remains a challenge. Wednesday afternoon in Blacksburg, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine sat down with local passenger rail advocates to discuss how his office can help.
Virginia’s expansion of passenger rail is gathering steam, while negotiations continue for the extension of service to the New River Valley. And state officials report the recovery from COVID is well underway.
Governor Ralph Northam has proposed a $50 million budget amendment that would help extend passenger rail service to the New River Valley. On Friday, Virginia Transportation Secretary Shannon Valentine said negotiations with Norfolk Southern are very close to producing an agreement.