Virginia assumes a greater role in funding regional service as it eyes an extension to Roanoke and Bristol.
Gov. Bob McDonnell comes to the Roanoke Valley on Friday to kick off a campaign-style tour of the state to tout his administration’s achievements. It’s fitting that one of his first events will promote the planned extension of passenger rail service to Roanoke.
McDonnell’s administration has taken important steps to preserve existing intercity passenger rail in Virginia and lay the groundwork for extending service to Roanoke and, perhaps, to Bristol in future years.