Governor Warner signs legislation creating Rail Enhancement Fund

First dedicated source of rail funds in Virginia history

For Immediate Release - June 17, 2005

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NORFOLK - Governor Mark R. Warner today signed legislation creating the Rail Enhancement Fund, the first dedicated revenue stream for investment in rail infrastructure in Virginia’s history. The Fund, which will be created on July 1, 2005, will support improvements for inter-city passenger, commuter, and freight rail throughout Virginia.

“People have been talking for years about the critical need for us to re-invest in rail. Today, we are putting money behind the promise with a predictable, stable funding source for improvements to our rail infras

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