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Rail Improvements Key Part of Effort-Column: Improving I-95 corridor through Fredericksburg and Virginia

The rail corridor under study is a busy one—currently, there are 1.6 million passengers traveling through Virginia on Amtrak annually, 9,000 daily VRE users, and freight destined for points north and south. Demands will only increase in the future with a doubling of capacity and the Port of Virginia, completion of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel, and continued population and jobs growth.

DC2RVA will increase the benefits of Amtrak and VRE by creating additional capacity and allowing for up to nine more passenger rail round trips daily. The additional tracks and improvements will improve the speed and reliability of these trips through this area to points north and south. These new trains will help reduce congestion on I–95 and provide new travel choices for residents. Read More

Survey shows what’s important to Northern Va. Commuters

From the Loudoun Times-Mirror

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) has released a survey in which residents of the region listed what they consider the most crucial transportation needs of Northern Virginia. Not surprisingly, some of their concerns for one of the most heavily travelled regions of the country included finding ways to reduce traffic and commuting time, as well as making transportation more affordable.

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