Virginians For High Speed Rail

Media Releases

December 11, 2013:Building on Success, Rail Advocates Release Vision for Train Service in Virginia

October 14, 2013: Virginia's Amtrak Ridership Posts Exceptional Growth  

April 4, 2013: The Virginia General Assembly Affirms Governor McDonnell's Transportation Amendments

February 21, 2013: VHSR Encourages the General Assembly to Vote for the Transportation Compromise

January 24, 2012: General Assembly Support Needed to Continue Virginia's Successful Regional Trains

November 29, 2011: Virginia's Regional Amtrak Service Saved, But Congress Zero's Out High Speed Rail Funding

October 17, 2011: Virginia Sees Rail Ridership Boom While Congress Considers Eliminating Service 

May 9, 2011: Federal High Speed Rail Investments Help Improve East Coast Connections  

August 27, 2010: Southeast Seeks $347 Million to Continue Advancing High Speed Rail

December 9, 2009 Media Release: Richmond Leaders Call on U.S. Senate to Fully Fund High-Speed Rail

October 2, 2009: Business and Planning Groups Support Virginia as it turns in its Richmond to Washington High-Speed Rail application.

August 24, 2009: Business and Smart Growth Groups Join to Express Support as Virginia Turns in Application for High-Speed Rail Funding

August 6, 2009: VHSR Support Emerging High-Speed Rail to Norfolk and Newport News

June 3, 2009: New Amtrak Service Begins Virginia's Quest for High-Speed Rail

March 19, 2009: Virginia Makes Passenger Rail History, Becomes First State to Simultaneously Sponsor Two New Daily Passenger Rail Services

November 21, 2008: Virginians for High Speed Rail Congratulates Director Tucker On His New Position

September 19, 2008: [RFOR] Richmond Rail Ridership Growth Reflects National Amtrak Surging Numbers.

June 16, 2008: Virginians for High Speed Rail Supports Expanding Passenger Rail

January 16, 2008: Support Builds for Amending Rail Enhancement Fund

November 29, 2007: [RFOR] Richmond Friends of Rail Endorses Crupi Rail Suggestions

November 06, 2007: Sen. Warner and Sen. Webb Vote to Support Intercity Passenger rail

October 26, 2007: VHSR Welcomes Two New Board Members

September 19, 2007: Dept. of Transportation picks roads over rail for Corridors of the Future Program.

July 19, 2007: VHSR Endorses Cantor's Rail Expansion Bill

June 11, 2007: Daniel L. Plaugher named VHSR Executive Director

May 16, 2007: Virginia's Senators Sign On As Sponsors of Amtrak Bill

May 4th, 2007: Virginians for High Speed Rail to hold 11th Annual Meeting at Alexandria's Union Station on May 15

April 30, 2007: Wiley Mitchell, Former State Senator and Virginians for High Speed Rail Board Member, Will Head Rail Board

August 23, 2006: Amtrak Service to Williamsburg Cut

June 19, 2006: Rail Leaders Ask for Rail Help in Return Session