The Rail Enhancement Fund

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.

Application Guidance


Rail Industrial Access Grants

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:

Application Guidance


Rail Preservation Grants

Rail Preservation provides funding for shortline railroads in Virginia.

Application Guidance


Intercity Passenger Rail Operating and Capital Fund

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.


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