- Aug 24, 2003
Deal finalized to bring passenger rail to NRV
The state has finalized the agreement with Norfolk Southern Corporation to expand passenger rail service to the New River Valley for the first time since 1979, Gov. Ralph Northam’s office announced Thursday.
The Western Rail Initiative expands passenger rail service to the New River Valley and complements the $3.7 billion Transforming Rail in Virginia program, the Commonwealth’s roadmap for building a 21st-century rail network.
The agreement was executed following authorization from the Virginia Passenger Rail Authority Board of Directors, according to a news release.