Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

Major Rail Initiatives

DRPT works with the Commonwealth’s passenger and freight railroads to increase the efficiency and capacity of Virginia’s rail network. Projects include rehabilitation of existing tracks, construction of new tracks, siding extensions, signal system upgrades and initiating new intercity passenger rail services. 

The links below provide information on some of the major rail initiatives underway in each corridor. 

I-95 Corridor

I-81/Route 29 Corridor 

I-64/Route 460 Corridor

Virginia-North Carolina High Speed Rail Compact

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