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Commonwealth Transportation Board Set To Approve Record Funds for Passenger Rail Projects

True High Speed Rail could be several years and several hundred billion dollars away but high speed rail for Richmond could become reality with a vote today (6/14) by the Commonwealth Transportation Board. It is part of a $14.6 billion dollar package of nearly 3,500 rail, road and other projects for the next six years.

Danny Plaugher, Executive Director of Virginians for High Speed Rail says it isn’t high-speed rail, but it is a good beginning.

The Commonwealth Transportation Board is expected to approve the money today. It is part of a ground-breaking six-year plan for road and rail projects that also prioritizes some 163 major road projects set to receive money over the next six years.