The route for the 123 mile proposed Washington to Richmond high speed rail line is being hammered out by the Federal Railroad Administration.
In December, Ashland was excluded from five route recommendations. The FRA suggested further study. A meeting last week in Richmond got that ball rolling.
The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation invited Ashland and Hanover County officials, Randolph Macon College, and CSX Transportation to help organize a community advisory committee.