Passenger Rail Committee
Leaders from throughout Virginia’s New River Valley region have formed a partnership to bring passenger rail service to the area by 2020. With AMTRAK passenger rail coming to Roanoke in 2017, community leaders are hopeful that the Commonwealth of Virginia will support extending the service to communities comprising the largest urban concentration west of Roanoke. Currently a committee of dedicated localities is working on a Passenger Rail Study that will help determine the feasability of this service in the New River Valley. Major emphasis will be given towards identifying potential demand for passenger rail service throughout the planning process. In addition to reviewing existing transportation data, surveys will be distributed widely across the New River Valley as well as adjacent communities, and conducted at specific on-site locations.
More information can be found here: www.nrvpassengerrail.org
Did You Know?
Pandapas Pond - an 8-acre manmade pond in Jefferson National Forest - named a "Best Running Trail" (2010).