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2008 Virginia legislative session proposals

Virginians for High Speed Rail are preparing for the New Year.

2008 General Assembly Legislation:

Senator Yvonne Miller, Chairwoman of the Senate Transportation Committee and Delegate Adam Ebbin, Member of the House Transportation Committee have introduced legislation that would amend the Rail Enhancement Fund (REF). This legislation would give the Director of the Department of Rail & Public Transportation the authority to waive or reduce the 30 percent match requirement and will make the REF compatible with a federal-state passenger rail partnership grant in S.294, the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2007 that recently passed the US Senate and is currently in the House of Representatives.

Please contact your State Senator and State Delegate and tell them you support the Rail Enhancement Fund amendments.

Click here to find out who your elected officials are.

Petition Drive:

We are doing a petition drive urging our elected officials to support rail in Virginia. We currently have 681 signatures. If you have not already done so, please sign it. If you have already signed it, please forward it on. The more signatures we have the louder our voice will be.

Click here to sign it online

Click here to print the petition and mail back to us.

Filed under: Passenger Rail Politics, Regional USA Passenger Rail, United States High Speed Rail

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