Last week, Ashland received an early draft of an Environmental Impact Statement from the Virginia Dept. of Rail and Public Transportation concerning high speed rail in the town. Ashland Mayor Jim Foley noted that the draft is more than 1,400 pages.
Chris Smith at the DRPT said the documents are what was sent to the FRA. Once the FRA responds, Smith said, there will be a one year period for public comment.
Ashland opposes the addition of a third set of tracks through the town.