State Rail Plan Needs Input

Crescent Corridor Project Biggest Factor In Valley

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Posted: August 7, 2013

A locomotive and rail cars sit on tracks near the George’s poultry plant in Harrisonburg on Monday. The state is accepting public feedback on its draft of the 2013 Virginia Statewide Rail Plan, which is to provide a defined vision for passenger and freight rail transportation in Virginia through 2040. (Photo by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
HARRISONBURG — With daily truck traffic along Interstate 81 expected to double by 2040, an updated state plan to shift more freight to rail could have a major impact on the Shenandoah Valley.

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