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.