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Danny Plaugher

    Virginians for High Speed Rail    

Dear VHSR supporter:     

The draft of the Virginia Statewide Rail Plan was released online 


yesterday afternoon. We are in the process of reviewing the plan.

For your convenience here are some links that might be helpful.

Click here for access to the entire plan

Click here for an overview powerpoint of the plan.

I encourage you to attend one of the public comment meeting located around

the state.

Statewide Rail Plan Public Meeting Dates:

Richmond Region, July 16, 5:30 p.m.

Virginia Department of Transportation Auditorium

1221 East Broad Street., Richmond, VA 23219


Staunton Region, July 23, 6:00 p.m.

Blue Ridge Community College Plecker Workforce Center Auditorium

One College Lane, Weyers Cave, VA 24486


Roanoke Region, July 24, 6:00 p.m.

Salem Civic Center

1001 Boulevard, Salem VA 24153


Northern Virginia Region, July 29, 7:00 p.m.

Fairfax County Government Center Board Auditorium

12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax VA 22035


Hampton Roads Region, July 30, 6:00 p.m.

Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320


During the public meetings, individuals may comment verbally or in writing.


Individuals may speak for up to three minutes. Groups and organizations should

designate one member to speak on their behalf. 


Those who cannot attend may send comments on the draft Statewide Rail

Plan to:


Public Information Office

Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

1313 E. Main St., Suite 300

Richmond, VA 23219


Online comment sheet


Comments will be accepted until August 25, 2008.


Thank you,




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

One Response

  1. Kiran says:

    Couldn’t they pick a place that is served by rail to have the meeting in Northern Virginia?

    Leaving at 6 something, it would take me almost an hour to get there. And I work less than ten miles away!

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