For Immediate Release - June 17, 2005
Contact: Kevin HallPhone: (804) 225-4260Cell Phone: (804) 393-9406www.governor.virginia.gov
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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