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Data: Va.’s subsidized train routes finding success

Passenger counts on Virginia’s state-supported train services hit an all-time high in July, with more than 110,000 travelers. That’s an increase of nearly 29 percent from June and a jump of nearly 20 percent from pre-pandemic levels, according to the...

Additional train service coming between local area, Norfolk

The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) and Amtrak have collaborated to launch a third roundtrip passenger train daily between Norfolk and Washington, D.C. The new frequencies both depart mid-afternoon, arriving at their destinations in the early evening. The new northbound departs...

More train service to connect local region, downstate

The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority and Norfolk Southern Corp. on June 30 announced the financial closing of the Western Rail Initiative Agreement, which will permit expanded passenger rail service from Washington to Roanoke and to the New River Valley. The...

VRE To see financial windfall in Va. transportation package

Ridership in these COVID times is way, way down – and there is no sure timetable for when, or if, it may rebound – but state officials are placing a bet that Virginia Railway Express (VRE) will be more...
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‘Old School’ column: The deluge!

Yes, I know this has been a banner year for that wet stuff falling from the sky, but the...
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