The Rail Enhancement Fund is the first dedicated source of funding for passenger and freight rail improvements in
Virginia history. Visit our Rail Enhancement Fund page
on this web site to learn more about how to apply for funding through this grant program.
Virginia's Industrial Access Railroad Tracks Program helps connect businesses to freight rail service by funding the construction or improvement of railroad tracks and facilities to serve industrial or commercial sites where freight rail service is currently needed. This grant program supports localities, businesses, or industries seeking to provide freight rail service between the actual site of an existing or proposed facility and common carrier railroad tracks. Applications should be mailed directly to the Director. Application guidance and materials can be downloaded from the Online Grant Application website:
Rail Preservation provides funding for shortline railroads in Virginia.
Intercity Passenger Rail Operating and Capital Fund was passed by the General Assembly in 2011. While no money has been appropriated to the fund yet, the legislation gave the CommonWealth Transportation Board and General Assembly the flexibility to allocate existing transportation revenues into the fund.
Rail Enhancement Fund