Rail Segments: Transforming Rail in Virginia

SRF Rail Segments

The Southeast Rail Forum (SRF) is proud to present a virtual webinar series of "Rail Segments" as a preemptive to the 2021 SRF in the spring. The first Rail Segment will be "Transforming Rail in Virginia" with Jennifer Mitchell of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT).

Transforming Rail in Virginia
September 10, 2020 12pm - 1:30pm

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The first SRF Rail Segment will include highlights of the Transforming Rail in Virginia initiative to expand rail reliability and service, creating a pathway to separate passenger and freight operations along the Richmond to Washington, D.C. corridor. It will advance goals for increased safety, efficiency, and capacity. The resulting projects will bring together federal, state, and regional partner funding, along with Amtrak support. It will include more efficient connections between the South East and North East Corridors, including a new Virginia-owned Long Bridge across the Potomac River, and will lay the foundation for faster Richmond to Raleigh service through acquisition of the abandoned S-Line from Petersburg, Virginia into North Carolina.