Our Northeast Regional Trains are Under Attack in the General Assembly
TAKE ACTION NOW!
A bill has been introduced, HB 2275, in the 2015 General Assembly that pillages funding from Virginia's Intercity Passenger Rail Operating and Capital Fund and diverts it elsewhere. If this happens all six of Virginia's Regional trains are at risk, as well as any future improvement and expansions of service.
Citizens on the Piedmont Rail Corridor worked together for years to get new passenger rail service to Washington, DC and the Northeast. We came together by the thousands to successfully advocate for a dedicated source of state funding to keep the trains running and to further expand passenger rail for Virginia.
NOW THAT WE HAVE SERVICE to ROANOKE COMING SOON and a SECOND NORTHEAST REGIONAL TRAIN IN THE WORKS, WE CANNOT LOSE GROUND!!
Funding for these and future trains is threatened.