Virginia Association of Railway Patrons
Modern Transportation for the Virginias
2016 annual meeting in Williamsburg
VARP will hold its annual meeting in Williamsburg, Va., on Saturday, March 5., 11:003:30, at the Williamsburg Community Building, 401 N. Boundary St., two blocks from the train station. The meeting is free and open to the public. Lunch can be purchased in advance (we will post details soon).
Our program theme this year is rails role in tourism and economic development.
Cardinal gets Business Class
Amtraks New YorkChicago Cardinal, which serves Virginia and West Virginia, will have Business Class seats beginning
Amtrak Trans-Hudson Gateway Tunnels Funded
Funding has been arranged for the Gateway tunnels across the Hudson River between
Silver Meteor now stops in Fredericksburg
Amtraks New YorkMiami Silver Meteor now stops in Fredericksburg. Northbound train 98 is due at
Protecting Virginia Amtrak trains
Thank you for helping defeat Va. House Bill 2275
Virginia House Bill 2275 would have allowed the Intercity Passenger Rail Operating and Capital Fund, which pays for regional Amtrak trains in Virginia, to pay for Virginia Railway Express commuter rail operations too, reducing the money available to pay for Amtrak intercity operations in the state. VARP opposed this bill. This bill was flawed because it would have taken money from intercity Amtrak service and given it to Virginia Railway Express. Both intercity and commuter rail service need sufficient funding to perform well and grow.
The Virginians for High Speed Rail coordinated a campaign opposing the bill and received a huge response.
About our organization
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The Virginia Association of Railway Patrons is a nonprofit, tax-exempt membership organization working to promote expanded rail service in Virginia and West Virginia. Donations are tax-deductible.