New $3.7B railway expansion in Virginia can save jobs, travel time
ROANOKE, Va. – Virginia will spend $3.7 billion to revamp the commonwealth’s railway system. Acquiring 386 miles of rail and 223 miles of track, a major project is picking up steam. Partnering with Amtrak, CSX, and Virginia Railway Express, the goal is to expand rail services across the stateIt will make it easier for passengers traveling to and from the New River Valley, especially college students. AdSaving the planet, Governor Ralph Northam points out rail travel produces 83 percent fewer greenhouse gases than driving. AdThe major project is expected to boost the state’s economy by $2 billion a year and could create tens of thousands of jobs.