Tag: rail

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Southeast Corridor receives key approval

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation announces that the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Southeast Corridor from Richmond to Raleigh has been signed by the Federal Railroad Administration, the North Carolina Department of Transportation and DRPT.


business

Commercial Metals Company to expand manufacturing operation in King George

Commercial Metals Company, a global, low-cost metals recycling, manufacturing, fabricating, and trading enterprise, will invest $12 million to relocate and expand its manufacturing operation in King George County.


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Construction begins for Amtrak service to Roanoke

The Commonwealth of Virginia, Amtrak, Norfolk Southern and the City of Roanoke are beginning the first phase of construction for the platform that will serve intercity passenger rail service to the Star City.


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Culpeper District Six-Year Improvement Program meeting is Oct. 9

Central Virginia residents are invited to attend a public meeting this Thursday to learn more about transportation projects funded in the Commonwealth’s Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP). T


virginia

DRPT and FRA announce opportunity for public to weigh in on Higher Speed Passenger Rail

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation announced on Monday the start of a preliminary engineering and environmental review project for enhanced intercity passenger rail service between Washington and Richmond.


Warner, Kaine respond to proposed rulemaking on crude by rail

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine yesterday joined hundreds of stakeholders in responding to the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) request for public comment on new rules it has proposed related to transport of crude-by-rail.


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The art of sportswriting, and the Ray Rice story

If your mother says she loves you, check it out. That’s the mantra that we live by in journalism. If you’re going to report something as fact, it had better be fact, and you’d better have vetted the hell out of it to make sure.


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Virginia delegation applauds finalization of $1.3B loan for rail to Dulles

The bipartisan Northern Virginia congressional delegation today applauded news that the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) has closed on a $1.28 billion low-interest, long-term federal loan to proceed with its construction plans for phase two of the Rail to Dulles project.


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Warner, Kaine applaud DOT effort to improve oil by rail safety

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine applauded the measures announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) to improve the safety of crude oil rail shipments.


Governor McAuliffe launches plan to fix I-66

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced a plan to transform traffic-choked Interstate 66 into a multi-modal facility with express lanes, rapid bus service and a park-and-ride network from the Capital Beltway to Haymarket.


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Randy Forbes: Expanding economic opportunity

When it opened, the Panama Canal changed the way we view commerce around the world. It ushered in a new era of shipping, trade, and economic opportunity that stretched between continents and nations.


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McAuliffe announces $3.1 billion in road improvements

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the public was heard and their transportation priorities were carefully considered, resulting in adjustments to the final Six-Year Improvement Program.


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McAuliffe announces rail safety task force

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian J. Moran and Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne will co-chair the interagency Railroad Safety and Security Task Force.


Governor McAuliffe announces Railroad Safety and Security Taskforce

Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the creation of the Commonwealth’s Railroad Safety and Security Taskforce. The announcement follows the April 30 derailment of a CSX train carrying crude oil shipped from the Midwest to Yorktown.


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Warner, Kaine on emergency action on crude rail shipments

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine released a joint statement following the U.S. Department of Transportation’s issuance of an emergency order requiring railroads transporting large amounts of Bakken crude oil to notify state emergency response officials.


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Waynesboro Police bust up stolen copper ring

The Waynesboro Police Department has busted up a copper theft ring involving several adults and juveniles that stole nearly $20,000 in copper wire and other metals between March and April of this year.


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Senators call for improved rail safety, communication following Lynchburg derailment

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine called for improved safety for rail shipments of crude oil and increased collaboration with local first responders following last week’s derailment of 17 rail tank cars carrying crude oil in downtown Lynchburg.


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Lynchburg train derailment cleanup continues

Recovery efforts continue along the James River today following yesterday’s derailment and fire involving a CSX train transporting crude oil through downtown Lynchburg.


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Final approval of $1.9 billion loan for rail to Dulles

The bipartisan Northern Virginia congressional delegation today announced that the Dulles Metrorail Project has received final approval for a nearly $1.9 billion low-interest, long-term federal loan.


VDOT to hold public hearing on six-year roads plan

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Staunton District will host a public hearing on April 29 to discuss the draft Six-Year Improvement Program.


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Va. delegation announces step forward on USDOT loan for rail to Dulles

The Northern Virginia congressional delegation announced a significant step forward in securing a commitment for a low-interest, long-term federal loan to help finish constructing the Dulles Metrorail Project.


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Amtrak to extend service to Roanoke

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced today that the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and Norfolk Southern Corporation have entered into an agreement to improve rail related infrastructure between Lynchburg and Roanoke.


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State roads board holding public meeting for input on spending plans

The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) is holding a public meeting in the Staunton District next week so residents can learn more about transportation projects funded in the current Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) and to provide comments for transportation improvements in the upcoming SYIP.


McDonnell invites public to provide input on future road, rail projects

Gov. Bob McDonnell today invited Virginia residents to attend the public meetings to be held across the state this fall so they can learn more about transportation projects funded in the current Six-Year Improvement Program.


Virginia Amtrak readership grows

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Amtrak Virginia service continues to grow year and after year, delivering statewide benefits, providing vital transportation services, advancing the Commonwealth’s economy, and demonstrating the value and convenience of intercity passenger rail.


Lecture on Sears mail-order homes in Waynesboro set for Thursday

Rosemary Thornton, a nationally recognized authority on the Sears and Roebuck mail-order, fabricated homes, will present her inventory of Sears Homes in Waynesboro at the October History Lecture at WTA’s Gateway, 329 W. Main Street, on Thursday.


McAuliffe releases plan to support Virginia’s rural economy

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on Saturday released his plan to support Virginia’s rural communities, which close to one quarter of Virginians call home.


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Department of Rail and Public Transportation releases statewide rail plan

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) has released the Draft 2013 Virginia Statewide Rail Plan for public review and comment. The comprehensive plan will provide a defined vision for passenger and freight rail transportation in Virginia through 2040.


VDOT invites public comment on I-81 rail study

   Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net The draft report of Virginia’s Interstate 81 Freight Rail Study was issued today for public comment by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation and the Virginia Department of Transportation. DRPT, in cooperation with the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, was directed by the Commonwealth Transportation Board […]


The road less traveled

Story by Theresa Curry AGratefulSeason.com Alhough it’s often mentioned as a possible solution to our energy problems, rail travel is never quite taken seriously. There are too few trains and too many people needing to go places that trains don’t go. it’s possible, though, that an improved train system might solve individual struggles with travel […]