Public Meetings On High Speed Rail Begin in Ashland

November 5, 2014

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Ashland has had a love-hate relationship with the railroad since 1836. Tonight (11/5), there is a public meeting on a possible high-speed link that, like everything else, will run right through the town. Emily Stock is Manager of Rail Planning for the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, which is holding the first of four public meetings tonight on a proposed high-speed rail segment through central Virginia. Each should have received a notification by now, and everyone is invited to come and listen and comment.

Some of this segment runs through Chesterfield County and there is another public meeting tomorrow night (11/6) at DMV headquarters on  Broad Street that might be more convenient.

It’s just a study for now but this is a critical link in the North-South corridor and rail proponents say an increasingly important option to auto traffic on congested I-95 corridor.

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